Friday, April 02, 2010

How To Eat A Poem

In honor of National Poetry Month, we'd like to share with you one of our favorite poems by Eve Merriam. You can find more of her poems here at the library, or just browse the Dewey Decimal 800s to see what else tickles your fancy.

How To Eat A Poem

by Eve Merriam

Don't be polite.

Bite in.

Pick it up and eat the juice that may run down your chin.

It is ready and ripe now whenever you are.

You do not need a knife or fork or spoon

or plate or napkin or tablecloth.

For there is no core

or stem

or rind

or pit

or seed

to throw away.