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Subject: COOKERY
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A KIND OF THEFT, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the season of making vinegars,
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


A POEM SERVED TO ORDER, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The caliph ordered up his cook
Last Line: An eel, and not a salmon!
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


A RECEIPT FOR STEWING VEAL, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take a knuckle of veal
Last Line: Will it fill dean and chapter!
Variant Title(s): Receipt To Make Soup; For The Use Of Dean Swift
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Mnemonics; Cookery


A RECIPE - FOR CIVILISATION, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Surely, those sages err who teach
Last Line: That turn'd the spit, to chop up dagon! --
Subject(s): Civilization; Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


A RECIPE FOR SALAD, by SYDNEY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To make this condiment, your poet begs
Last Line: "fate cannot harm me, -- I have dined to-day."
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Sidney
Variant Title(s): A Receipt For A Salad;salad;recipe For A Salad
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Mnemonics; Salads; Cookery


APPLE-PIE, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When our cook she makes a pie
Last Line: You never et such apple-pie!
Subject(s): Apple Pie; Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating; Pies; Cookery


BARBECUE, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the late light
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


BARLEY BROTH, by SUSANNA BLAMIRE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If tempers were put up to seale
Last Line: A wretched or a happy weyfe!
Alternate Author Name(s): Muse Of Cumberland; Sukey, Miss
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Marriage; Cookery; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BREAKFAST IS MY BEST MEAL: OVERHEARD AT CARLSBAD, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Breakfast is my best meal, and I reckon it's always been
Last Line: But it fairly makes me sick! Breakfast is my best meal.
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Family Life; Food & Eating; Cookery; Relatives


CHEF PERNOLLET, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some bards may prate of warriors great
Last Line: On pernollet of belley!
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating; Cookery


COOKIN' THINGS, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When my mother's cookin' things
Last Line: I've helped my mother cook.
Subject(s): Children; Cooking & Cooks; Mothers; Childhood; Cookery


CURIOSITY, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mammy's in de kitchen, an' de do' is shet
Last Line: W'en dey mammy's cookin' t'ings dat smell so good.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


DEATH IN THE KITCHEN, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Trim, thou art right! - 'tis sure that I
Last Line: A charnel full of bones!
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


EPIGRAM: CRITIC, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A short-order cook is the mealymouthed critic,
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


FISH, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: There are sharks that swim in ocean
Last Line: And red when they are cooked.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Fish & Fishing; Food & Eating; Sea; Sharks; Water; Cookery; Anglers; Ocean


MR. AND MRS. JACK SPRAT IN THE KITCHEN, by MONA VAN DUYN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: About half a box
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Marriage; Women's Rights; Cookery; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Feminism


MUD SOUP, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Had the ham bone, had the lentils
Last Line: Not like isle of innisfree.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets; Women; Women's Rights; Cookery; Feminism


MY UNCLE'S FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Serum of steam rising from the cup
Last Line: Nothing will come.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


OATMEAL, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I eat oatmeal for breakfast
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Oatmeal; Cookery


ONE BY ONE, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea; Soldiers; Cooking & Cooks; Ocean; Cookery


SCOTTY'S WILD STUFF STEW, by FRANCIS HUMPHRIS BROWN    Poem Text            
First Line: The cause of all the trouble
Last Line: "what he christened ""wild stuff stoo""."
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating; Poisons & Poisoning; Story-telling; Cookery


SHORT-ORDER COOK, by JIM DANIELS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An average joe comes in
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Popular Culture - United States; Restaurants; Cookery; Cafes; Diners


TENDER BUTTONS: MILK, by GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A white egg and a colored pan and a cabbage showing settlement, a constant increase
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


THE ASSISTANT, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've learnt to sift the flour in, and the way it ought / to mix
Last Line: I could be there advising her and licking off the dishes.
Subject(s): Children; Cooking & Cooks; Childhood; Cookery


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD MAN (#47) , by MARVIN BELL                Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead man lives in the flesh, in memory, in absentia, in fact and
Last Line: Scraps and a mouthful of quills.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Death; Cookery; Dead, The


THE COMPOSER'S WINTER DREAM, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vivid and heavy, he strolls through dark brick kitchens
Last Line: In a struggle with the loud, combatant horns.
Subject(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770-1827); Composers; Cooking & Cooks; Deafness; Death; Music & Musicians; Winter; Cookery; Dead, The


THE EBONY CHICKERING, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother cooked with lard she kept
Last Line: As he bowed, and she slipped him the check.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Mothers & Daughters; Musical Instruments; Pianos; Cookery


THE LOVE COOK, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me cook you some dinner.
Subject(s): Love; Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


THE TOASTER, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A silver-scaled dragon with jaws flaming red
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


TROUBLE IN DE KITCHEN, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dey was oncet a awful quoil 'twixt de skillet an' de pot
Last Line: Dat he cooled 'em off, I reckon, w'en he puffed an' des went out.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Cookery


WHEN MOTHER COOKED WITH WOOD, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I do not quarrel with the gas
Last Line: When mother cooked with wood.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Mothers; Cookery


WHEN THE MISSUS COOKS, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: Our ellen is an honest cook, though overfond of salt
Last Line: "my fancy flies to thursday, which is ellen's ""avenin'"" out."
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating; Cookery