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"APPLE-PIE, APPLE-PIE / PETER LIKES APPLE-PIE", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: "so do I, so do I"
Subject(s): Food & Eating;pies


"MARRIOTT, THE GREAT EATER", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Here to your view's presented the great eater
Last Line: Those that feed him councell shall not want
Subject(s): "food & Eating;law & Lawyers;marriott, John (D. 1653);


7 A.M., A MAN AND A WOMAN, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: Drive through utah. They're silent
Last Line: The sun pulls back toward noon.
Subject(s): Absence; Bodies; Colors; Deserts; Food & Eating; Man-woman Relationships; Sex; Silence; Travel; Utah; Separation; Isolation; Male-female Relations; Journeys; Trips


A BALLAD OF REFRESHMENT, by ROBERT FULLER MURRAY    Poem Text            
First Line: The lady stood at the station bar
Last Line: (and the bun is old and weary.)
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Railroads; Railways; Trains


A COLLEGE BREAKFAST-PARTY, by MARY ANN EVANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Young hamlet, not the hesitating dane
Last Line: And leave the soul in wider emptiness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, George; Cross, Marian Lewes; Evans, Marian; Ann, Mary
Subject(s): College Sports; Food & Eating; Parties; Philosophy & Philosophers; Shakespeare - Hamlet


A COUPLET BY MR. GRAY, by THOMAS GRAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When you rise from your dinner as light as before
Last Line: Tis a sign you have eat just enough and no more.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A CUP OF TEA, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have sipped, with drooping lashes
Last Line: Fragrant laurel round its rim.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Food & Eating; Mythology; Tea; Vision; Nightmares


A DESERT DAY, by ALMA LACOCK    Poem Text            
First Line: Heat waves above the desert gleam as bright
Last Line: With worlds just cast from god's creative hand.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Heat; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


A FIG FOR TRADE, by AUSTIN PHILIPS    Poem Text            
First Line: A fig for trade!' the maiden said
Last Line: A fig, for trade!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Merchants; Trade


A HEALTH TO HORACE FLETCHER, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the ills, the pains and pills
Last Line: Our brother, horace fletcher!
Subject(s): Fletcher, Horace (1849-1919); Food & Eating


A HYME, TO THE LARES PROSPECTIVE POEM, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was, and still my care is
Last Line: I'le eat and drink up all here.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A LEAN LAMENT, by FERN M. HARLAN    Poem Text            
First Line: I'm sorry that I waited such a long time to be born
Last Line: Will give me strength to last until my dinner.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Poverty


A LONG DAY, by JANE BARLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm thinking all this day she may be dead
Last Line: Because I took away her bit of bread.
Subject(s): Bread; Death; Farewell; Food & Eating; Hunger; Dead, The; Parting


A MAN PROSPECTING, by J. E. LIDDLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man prospecting for the gold
Last Line: He weakened, raved, and soon he died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kodak; Liddle, John Edward
Subject(s): Aborigines, Australian; Death; Deserts; Food & Eating; Gold Mines & Miners; Insanity; Pain; Dead, The; Madness; Mental Illness; Suffering; Misery


A MELTON MOWBRAY PORK PIE, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strange pie that is almost a passion
Last Line: And all is not pork that is pie.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Pies


A PARAPHRASE ON...LEVITICUS: 11; CONTAINING REASONS OF PROHIBITIONS, by THOMAS WARTON THE ELDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of feathred foules, that fanne the bucksom aire
Last Line: Flittyng, with littel leathren sailes dispredde.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Food & Eating; Religion; Theology


A PIZZA THE SIZE OF THE SUN, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm making a pizza the size of the sun
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A RHYME OF THE WEST, by FREDERICK WILLIAM OPHEL    Poem Text            
First Line: It was reuben steel that led the way, and his mate was palmer jake
Last Line: That the wandering winds might ring at will a requiem for the dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Prospect Good; Ophel, F. W.
Subject(s): Death; Deserts; Drought; Food & Eating; Friendship; Sacrifices; Dead, The


A SEA OF WHEAT, by ALICE BAKER    Poem Text            
First Line: I look at waves on a golden sea
Last Line: So rich as a field of wheat.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Hunger; Wheat


A SHORT PANEGYRIC, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that the vegetarian nightmare is over and we are back to
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A TALE OF THE BUSH, by W. J." "B. [PSEUD.]    Poem Text            
First Line: It was twenty years last autumn since my comrade and I
Last Line: Seared upon my heart for ever its dread memory lives on
Alternate Author Name(s): "b., W. J.;
Subject(s): Death;deserts;food & Eating;murder;pain;suicide;travel;trees; "dead, The;suffering;misery;journeys;trips;


A THANKSGIVING FEAST, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We two are the last my daughter!
Last Line: Will be here thanksgiving day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Feasts; Food & Eating; Gratitude; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day; Turkey


A TRILOGY: ASHES, by L. J. STANTON    Poem Text            
First Line: The outline of a withered tree
Last Line: It's five o'clock and time to eat!
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating


A VERMONT 'DONATION', by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's funny how our ancestors
Last Line: With some deliberation.
Subject(s): Charity; Churches; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Preaching & Preachers; Vermont; Philanthropy; Cathedrals


A VERMONT BREAKFAST, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When summer days speed up so fast
Last Line: And glorifies that apple.
Subject(s): Apples; Food & Eating; Fruit; Vermont


A VERMONT SUNDAY DINNER, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two sermons, sunday school between
Last Line: To get dried beef for dinner.
Subject(s): Beef; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Vermont


A WICKER BASKET, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Comes the time when it's later
Subject(s): Food & Eating


A WOMAN FEEDING GULLS, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They cry out at the sight of her and come flying
Subject(s): Gulls; Food & Eating; Seagulls


ABLA, by ANTARA IBN SHADDAD    Poem Text            
First Line: The poets have muddied all the little fountains
Last Line: Who will guide me to the dwelling of abla?
Alternate Author Name(s): Black Knight; Antarah
Subject(s): Camels; Deserts; Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets; Valleys


ABOUT HUSBANDS, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Johnson was right. I don't agree at all
Last Line: But apt to take his temper from his dinner.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ADDRESS TO A HAGGIS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face
Last Line: Gie her a haggis!
Variant Title(s): To A Haggis
Subject(s): Food & Eating


AIRS SUNG AT BROUGHAM CASTLE: DIALOGUE SUNG THE FIRST NIGHT, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tune thy cheerful voice to mine
Last Line: That hath our fortunes raised.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Music & Musicians


AMAZING FACTS ABOUT FOOD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I yearn to bite on a colloid
Subject(s): Food & Eating;soul;vegetables;waiters & Waitresses


AMBROSIA, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have sipped and supped and tasted
Last Line: Boyhood's bowl of bread-and-milk!
Subject(s): Children; Food & Eating; Childhood


AMORETTI: 77, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was it a dream, or did I see it plain?
Last Line: My thoughts the guests, which would thereon have fedd.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Food & Eating


AN EPICUREAN, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: I am a man, I fear no can
Last Line: Give me an ice cream pie.
Subject(s): Epicureanism; Food & Eating; Taste (Sense)


AN EPISTLE TO J. BL-K-N, ESQ.: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The point mr. Bl-k-n, disputed upon
Last Line: And rejoice in the health of its master;—adieu!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; John The Baptist, Saint (1st Century); Locusts; Vegetables


ANGELO ORDERS HIS DINNER, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I, angelo, obese, black-garmented
Last Line: Is bare: I, angelo, will sit and eat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Food & Eating


ANIMAL CRACKERS, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink
Last Line: Having cocoa and animals once more for tea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Food & Eating


ANOTHER INSANE DEVOTION, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love - Lost; Cats; Food & Eating; Hunger


APPLE DUMPLINGS; BY REQUEST, by MARY TUCKER LAMBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gaze not upon my outside, friend
Last Line: Beneath the better part.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tucker, Mary Eliza Perine
Subject(s): Food & Eating


APPLE SAUCE AND CHICKEN FRIED, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You may talk about the knowledge
Last Line: For apple sauce and chicken fried.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating


APPLE-PARING NIGHT IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The biggest basket 'round our place
Last Line: That weekly apple-paring night.
Subject(s): Apples; Farm Life; Food & Eating; Fruit; Harvest; Labor & Laborers; Vermont; Agriculture; Farmers; Work; Workers


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


APRIL IN THE DESERT, by SUDIE STUART HAGER    Poem Text            
First Line: My heart turns gratefully to you
Last Line: With you I see the spring!
Subject(s): April; Deserts; Food & Eating


ARIZONA POEMS: 6. RAIN IN THE DESERT, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The huge red-buttressed mesa over yonder
Last Line: Whirling, extinguishing the last red wisp of light.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Native Americans; Rain; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


ARMOR, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How do I explain myself to a man
Last Line: Or to whose funeral.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


ARTHUR BRYANT'S, KANSAS CITY, MO- OR, CUBAN POET GORGES HIMSELF...., by VIRGIL SUAREZ                Poet's Biography
First Line: Entropy is the daily topic here, how sauces ooze off plastic trays
Subject(s): Hispanic Americans; Restaurants; Food & Eating; Kansas City, Missoufri; Latinos


ASPIC AND BUTTERMILK, by SHARON OLDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There were two foods I hated to eat, / so those were foods he like me to eat
Subject(s): Food & Eating


AT DEEP MIDNIGHT, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's at dinnertime the stories come, abruptly
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Night; Women - Old Age; Bedtime


AT FIVE O'CLOCK; TO K. F. POURING TEA, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair lady rose, round whom black-coated bees
Last Line: And time should pause for thee at golden noon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Tea


AT HUSKING TIME, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At husking time the tassel fades
Last Line: At husking time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Corn; Farm Life; Food & Eating; Harvest; Agriculture; Farmers


AT THE LORD'S TABLE, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, at thy table I remember thee
Last Line: A richer food than earthly bread and wine.
Subject(s): Bread; Food & Eating; Tables


AT THE WELL, by PAUL BLACKBURN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here we are, see
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


BACK AT THE CHICKEN SHACK, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What I need is a seraph and a pig
Subject(s): Pigs; Food & Eating; Boars; Hogs


BAKED ALASKA, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It will do. It's not
Last Line: That's all there is to say, babe, make it a good one for me
Subject(s): Food & Eating


BALLADE OF THE IDEAL WAITER, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some people sigh for a waiter who's humble
Last Line: —I want a waiter who'll leave me alone!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Restaurants; Waiters & Waitresses; Cafes; Diners


BEARING MYRRH, by ROBERTA ROBERSON CHILDERS    Poem Text            
First Line: The desert welcomes christmas
Last Line: In humble reverence.
Subject(s): Christmas; Deserts; Food & Eating; Nativity, The


BEAUTIFUL MEALS, by THOMAS STURGE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How nice it is to eat!
Last Line: I know 'twas they.
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
Subject(s): Food & Eating


BETTY BOOPER, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: This is little betty booper
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Gluttony; Popcorn


BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG, by WYATT PRUNTY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The one two times the other's size
Subject(s): Dogs; Size & Shape; Food & Eating; Height


BILL'S BEANS; FOR WILLIAM STAFFORD, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the leaves, they're long and curling
Last Line: And the brevity of bean.
Subject(s): Beans; Food & Eating; Oregon; Plantation Life; Trees


BILLY GOODIN', by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look so neat an' sweet in all yer
Last Line: A-eatin'! An' a-eatin'! An' a-eatin'!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Food & Eating; Childhood


BLACKBERRY EATING, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love to go out in late september
Subject(s): Blackberries; Food & Eating


BLASTING FROM HEAVEN, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Mothers; Life


BOILING SAP AT NIGHT IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our sugarhouse was jest a shack
Last Line: That syrup made at dead of night!
Subject(s): Country Life; Food & Eating; Mountains; Soup; Vermont; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


BREADMAKERS, by LEXIE DEAN ROBERTSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think god loves the people who bake bread
Last Line: I know that god must love the makers of the bread.
Subject(s): Bakeries And Bakers; Bread; Food & Eating


BREAKFAST, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rush hour, and the short order cook lobs breakfast
Subject(s): Food & Eating


BREAKFAST, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the window, my girls are eating eggs and cereal
Last Line: Except a hard one and want me to decide
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Food & Eating; Dogs; Contests


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


BREAKING TRAINING, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The football player, as he casts aside
Last Line: Count nothing now—just see those battlers eat!
Subject(s): Dieting; Food & Eating; Football


BUMS AT BREAKFAST, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Daily, the bums sat down to eat in our kitchen.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Family Life; Food & Eating; Morning; Relatives


BUT WHEN I SAW GRAND CANYON, by BYRDIE L. MARTIN    Poem Text            
First Line: The painted desert taught my soul to sing
Last Line: And majesty, and silence like a prayer.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Grand Canyon, Arizona


BY THE CH'EN GATE, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At dusk as wild geese winged their aery way
Last Line: But through me rang the name of kubla khan.
Subject(s): Deserts; Dreams; Dusk; Food & Eating; Tibet; Nightmares


CA'LINE'S PRAYER, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have got old
Last Line: And set me in the rivers of your glory
Subject(s): Deserts; Drought; Food & Eating; Rivers; Water


CAFE TORTONI ('81), by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Edouard manet (solus)
Last Line: I left them—well—a living world!
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Food & Eating; France; Restaurants; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Cafes; Diners


CAFETERIA FOOD, by MARILYN NELSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even when you've been living on
Alternate Author Name(s): Waniek, Marilyn Nelson
Subject(s): Food & Eating


CAMPASPE: SONG, FR. ALEXANDER AND CAMPASPE, by JOHN LYLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, for a bowl of fat canary
Last Line: Jove would leap down to surfeit here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lily, John
Variant Title(s): A Serving Men's Song
Subject(s): Food & Eating


CANDIED YAMS', by TERRANCE HAYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: 3 boiled whole yams unpeeled and sliced,
Last Line: I want to make magic / magic
Subject(s): Food & Eating


CELERY, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Celery raw / devlops the jaw
Subject(s): Celery; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Mnemonics


CHALCEDONY, by EMMA POMEROY GREENOUGH    Poem Text            
First Line: Ages long since, upon the desert waste
Last Line: Outlasting that poor home wherein it grew.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


CHAROSET, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet and sticky
Last Line: Tonight in the mind
Subject(s): Jewish Families; Passover; Food & Eating; Ceremonies & Rituals


CHAZERET: LETTUCE IN REBELLION, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bland almost as water
Last Line: Waving your own new flag
Subject(s): Jewish Families; Food & Eating


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


CHERRY PIE, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: O cherry pie! A song for thee!
Last Line: Owe cherry pie.
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Cherries; Food & Eating; Fruit


CHRISTIAN BERARD, by GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Eating is her subject.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Language; Words; Vocabulary


CHRISTMAS DINNER AT CHILDS', by WILSON PUGSLEY MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yesterday the merchant-men
Last Line: To my land a hundred songs.
Subject(s): Christmas; Food & Eating; Restaurants; Nativity, The; Cafes; Diners


COMPENSATION, by MARION L. BERTRAND    Poem Text            
First Line: Tossed about like thistle-down
Last Line: With the countless little things he has spilled!
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


COMPLAINT OF THE CONVALESCENT, by GERALDINE MEYRICK    Poem Text            
First Line: When you're sick in bed of something
Last Line: "lemon jelly, by and by."
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Sickness; Illness


CONTENT, NOT CATES, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis not the food, but the content
Last Line: More then a feast contenteth me.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


COOKING, by CLAYTON ESHLEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I slide down like a fireman into a cauldron-shaped machine
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets


COUNSEL TO THOSE THAT EAT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: With chocolate-cream that you buy in the cake
Subject(s): Cakes;children;chocolates;food & Eating; Childhood


CRAZY MENU, by TESS GALLAGHER                Poet's Biography
First Line: Last of his toothpaste, last of his wheat chex, last
Subject(s): Carver, Raymond (1939-1988); Food & Eating; Grief; Love - Marital; Sorrow; Sadness; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


CROSSING THE DESERT, by MYLES A. J. RHYNES    Poem Text            
First Line: Silently the desert spreads beneath the
Last Line: The spanish suns setting, the evening shadows bow.
Subject(s): Deserts; Drought; Food & Eating; Solitude; Loneliness


CRUSHED, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: His hands crushed a lemon
Last Line: That would keep you up all night—
Subject(s): Food & Eating


DAWN IN THE DESERT, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the first opal presage of the morn
Last Line: But bowed to allah.
Subject(s): Dawn; Deserts; Food & Eating; Islam; Sunrise


DAYS OF 1994: ALEXANDRIANS, by MARILYN HACKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lunch: as we close the twentieth century,
Subject(s): Aging; Transience; Cancer (Disease); Food & Eating; Impermanence


DEAD HORSE, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the fence line, I was about to call him in when
Subject(s): Horses; Death - Animals; Food & Eating


DECADE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When you came, you were like red wine and honey,
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Relationships


DEEP IN OUR REFRIGERATOR, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Time


DESERT, by PATRICK JOHN MCALISTER ANDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Hereabouts is desert, it's a bad county
Last Line: Adding and subtracting itself for ever and ever.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Time


DESERT, by ARTHUR CREW INMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sands, unbroken by mosque or minaret
Last Line: Born of a brain whose nucleus is fire.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


DESERT BEAUTY, by RUTH BROWN JOHNSTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Gray sage against gray sand
Last Line: Saying farewell behind.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


DESERT BRIDE, by MARY MILLER BEARD    Poem Text            
First Line: When sunset colors paint the desert land
Last Line: She shuts her eyes and weds him after dusk.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


DESERT FLUTES, by SARAH DELLA ULMER    Poem Text            
First Line: When the night is wrapped in slumber
Last Line: I shall rise and follow them.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


DESERT HYMN TO THE SUN, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the arches of the morning sky
Last Line: But one who keeps, and shall reclaim his own.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Deserts; Earth; Food & Eating; Sun; World


DESERT MOTHER, by BERTA HART NANCE    Poem Text            
First Line: Her husband had been gone for weeks
Last Line: That gave her strength to go away.
Subject(s): Death; Deserts; Food & Eating; Mothers; Strength; Dead, The


DESERT NIGHT, by FRANCES DAVIS ADAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: This is a land of sleepiness, of stark
Last Line: Beneath this mask of quietness and sleep.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


DESERT NIGHT, by MARGARET WHEELER ROSS    Poem Text            
First Line: The mountains have put on
Last Line: Responsories.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Night; Bedtime


DESERT PARABLE, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Miles above them, miles below
Last Line: Than night
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Canyons; Deserts; Drought; Food & Eating; Heat


DESERT SONG, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I came on from santa fe
Last Line: The scent of rain, the scent of rain!
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Sante Fe, New Mexico


DESERT STORM, by LORIS PICKARD WOOLERY    Poem Text            
First Line: Dark clouds boil up to fill the sky
Last Line: Of deafening sound -- the aftermath.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Storms


DESERT SUNSET, by BLANCHE W. PORTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Upon the silence of the desert land
Last Line: For us -- alone -- upon the desert swell.
Subject(s): Deserts; Evening; Food & Eating; Sunset; Twilight


DESERT TWILIGHT, by JULIA DAINGERFIELD GLASS    Poem Text            
First Line: Bold, glaring daylight wanes
Last Line: In the still, sweet twilight.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


DESERT WATERCOLOR, by RUBY BOWEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Green of the palo verde
Last Line: With a misted mantle of desert stars.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


DESERT WIFE, by NELLIE COOLEY ALDER    Poem Text            
First Line: I have shed cold tears so sterile they were saltless
Last Line: How can such fruitless years in any manner magnify my god?
Subject(s): Deserts; Drought; Food & Eating; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


DESERTS, by ANN HAMILTON (1902-)    Poem Text            
First Line: A desert does not have to be
Last Line: When faith is gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Anna E.; Hamilton, A. E.; Hamilton, Anne E.
Subject(s): Deserts; Faith; Food & Eating; Religion; Belief; Creed; Theology


DIET, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If wholsome diet can re-cure a man
Last Line: What need of physick, or physitian?
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Health; Physicians; Doctors


DINING [OR, EATING] OUT ALONE, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through two layers of glass
Last Line: Of which I am one, dining out alone
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


DINING-ROOM TEA, by RUPERT BROOKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When you were there, and you, and you
Last Line: When you were there, and you, and you.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Soldiers' Writings; Tea


DINNER IN A QUICK LUNCH ROOM, by STEPHEN VINCENT BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soup should be heralded with a mellow horn
Last Line: And gorge the sticky mess these fools call food!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


DINNER OF HERBS, by LOUISE MOREY BOWMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dined at a strange old inn with sorrow
Subject(s): Grief; Pleasure; Food & Eating; Sorrow; Sadness


DORA DILLER, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My stomach's full of butterflies!'
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Caterpillars


DUSK ON THE DESERT, by SARAH DELLA ULMER    Poem Text            
First Line: The wind sped mute among the grass
Last Line: That sweep the plains at eventide.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


EARNING A DINNER, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Full oft doth mat. With topaz dine
Last Line: Full hardly earneth mat. His dinner.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


EATING BAMBOO-SHOOTS, by PO CHU-YI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My new province is a land of bamboo-groves
Last Line: For each breath of the south-wind makes a new bamboo!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bai Juyi; Bo Juyi; Po Chu-i; Lo T'ien; Jyu-yi
Subject(s): Bamboo; China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Food & Eating


EATING SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh! Carve me yet another slice
Last Line: And now it gives my heart relief / in sorrow's darksome hour - to dine!
Subject(s): Food & Eating


EATING THE PIG, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twelve people, most of us strangers, stand in a room
Subject(s): Pigs; Food & Eating; Boars; Hogs


ECLOGUE: FATHER COME HWOME, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mother, mother! Be the teaties done?
Last Line: Zoo I shall goo up out o' the waÿ o' the waggon.
Subject(s): Family Life; Farm Life; Fathers; Food & Eating; Homecoming; Winter; Relatives; Agriculture; Farmers


EDEN RETOLD: 5. THE CONFESSION, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As on the first day her first word was thou
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Sin; Trees; Food & Eating; Eve


EGG ROLLS, by DENISE DUHAMEL    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I was walking down first avenue and knew
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Roommates


EL PONIENTE, by RUTH COMFORT MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the train the miles are folded by
Last Line: It is young air we breathe. This is the west!
Alternate Author Name(s): Young, Sanborn, Mrs.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


ELEGY FOR A SUICIDE, by IRVING FELDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold, these flowers of the field
Subject(s): Children; Food & Eating; Birds; Childhood


EPICUREAN REMINISCENCES OF A SENTIMENTALIST, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think it was spring - but not certain I am
Last Line: Were all crying -- I think it was sprats!
Subject(s): Food & Eating


EPIGRAM: ON A MISER, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If it be true, as grave historians say
Last Line: Death by starvation you've no cause to fear!
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Misers


EPIGRAM: ON DINING WITH STRANGERS, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You bid me dine with folks unknown
Last Line: I stay at home and dine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Food & Eating


EVENING IN THE PANTRY, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's lots more fun to eat a pie
Last Line: For now and for to-morrow too!
Subject(s): Children; Desserts; Food & Eating; Childhood


FABLES: 1ST SER. 38. THE TURKEY AND THE ANT, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In other men we faults can spy
Last Line: Nor for a breakfast nations kill.
Subject(s): Ants; Food & Eating; Insects; Turkeys; Bugs


FEBRUARY, by MARGARET ATWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter. Time to eat fat
Subject(s): Winter; Cats; Food & Eating


FEED ME, ALSO, RIVER GODS, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lest by diminished vitality and abated
Subject(s): Food & Eating


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


FISH, by SYDNEY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Much do I love, at civic treat
Last Line: Thee and thy dainty friends to leave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Sidney
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Food & Eating


FLESH, by JOAN LARKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hooves were forbidden, but she fed us
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Family Life; Relatives


FOOD, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: It is always there
Last Line: Whatever is you, is pure
Subject(s): Food & Eating


FOOD OF LOVE, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm going to murder you with love
Last Line: And you'll begin to die again.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Gluttony; Love; Men; Women; Women's Rights; Feminism


FOODS, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My roof is slate, my windows look
Last Line: No heart knows.
Subject(s): Bells; Churches; Food & Eating; Hearts; Cathedrals


FOREVER ONWARD, by ROBERT LEE HAWKENSEN    Poem Text            
First Line: O shifting sand of the desert
Last Line: Possessed of love and hope.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


FREEDOM, by WINN SKELLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Winds of the waste land, sweep over me
Last Line: To await the dawning of a star.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


FRIDAY LUNCHBREAK, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At noon, still wearing their white
Last Line: And wrestle, angels of meat.
Subject(s): Beef; Calves; Factories; Food & Eating; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


FROM A FELUCCA, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A white tomb in the desert
Last Line: And on the sky his calm.
Subject(s): Arabia; Deserts; Food & Eating; Graves; Tombs; Tombstones


FROM THE DESERT, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou hast visited me with thy storms
Last Line: In thy dark depths evermore.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 23, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though as a republic hamburg was ne'er
Last Line: "yes, even to hell in a canter!"
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Hamburg, Germany; Publishing; Publishers


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 9, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I left cologne on my onward road
Last Line: With laurel leaves round their muzzle.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Germany; Germans


GLAD HEART AT THE SUPERMARKET, by MONA VAN DUYN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still more regimented than the daily run
Subject(s): Supermarkets; Food & Eating


GOOSEBERRY-PIE; A PINDARIC ODE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gooseberry-pie is best
Last Line: Praise my pindaric ode?
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Odes (As Poetic Form); Pies; Pindar (522-440 B.c.)


GRAPEFRUIT, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: M eating breakfast even if it means standing
Subject(s): Food & Eating


GUINEY-PIGS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Guiney-pigs is awful cute
Last Line: When they's company!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Food & Eating; Pigs; Boars; Hogs


HALF RATIONS, by MARY KINZIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He did not sweat. Even in hot weather
Last Line: The need he confined himself to in this life
Subject(s): Survival; Food & Eating


HARD TIMES, by MICHAEL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lousy job my father lands
Subject(s): Family Life; Food & Eating; Relatives


HARVEST, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A few rats are gnawing
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Rats; Food & Eating


HAZARD FACES A SUNDAY IN THE DECLINE, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We need the ceremony of one another,
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Aging; Family Life; Cats; Dogs; Food & Eating; Relatives


HERBERT GLERBETT, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Herbert glerbett, rather round,
Subject(s): Food & Eating


HIS CAMEL, by ALQAMATH    Poem Text            
First Line: So leave her, and cast care from thy heart with a sturdy
Last Line: Mislikes it, all the choice is to journey on.
Subject(s): Arabia; Camels; Deserts; Food & Eating; Travel; Journeys; Trips


HOW TO EAT ALONE, by DANIEL HALPERN    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: While it's still light out
Subject(s): Food & Eating


HOW TO EAT WATERMELONS, by FRANK LEBBY STANTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When you slice a georgy melon you mus' know what you
Last Line: De melon make fer me!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Watermelons


HOWQUA, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is of three different sorts; although they are not generally
Last Line: Nohow-qua, which falls to the lot of those who cannot get any tea at all.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Tea


HUNTER MIND, by ALICE MONKS MEARS    Poem Text            
First Line: Good luck, hunter mind, trailing through field
Last Line: By flight of the plumaged implausible bird.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Fields; Food & Eating; Hunting; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Hunters


I ATE TOO MUCH, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I ate too much turkey
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Gluttony


I DID NOT ASK OF LIFE, by ALICE BAKER    Poem Text            
First Line: I did not ask of life all that I wished of its rich store
Last Line: No boon is worth the name, if not worth the asking.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Hunger; Life


IF WE DIDN'T HAVE TO EAT, by NIXON WATERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life would be an easy matter
Last Line: We could get there if we didn't have to eat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Martin, Peter
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Hunger; Life


IMPARTIAL SKIES, by ANNA WHITE HARDINGER    Poem Text            
First Line: You sing a song of arid lands
Last Line: To share the sky's expanse!
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Sea; Ocean


IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chop suey,' I say to chung li
Last Line: I go to chung.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


IN PRAISE OF SCRAPPLE, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: Out upon your gibes ironic!
Last Line: Grease your graceless adam's apple!
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Praise


IN THE MOJAVE, by CHARLES FLETCHER LUMMIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The starved and passionate desert
Last Line: The soft, cool tears of love!
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Mohave Desert; Rain; Sky; Mojave Desert


INCIDENT, by EAMON GRENNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mid-october, massachusetts. We drive
Subject(s): Lobsters; Death; Food & Eating; Dead, The


INTESTINE OF TAOS, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dirt part of the road is five miles
Last Line: Cool summer night in the desert; boulevard of stars.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Love - Complaints; New Mexico


INVIATION TO DINNER FROM DR. SHERIDAN TO DR. SWIFT, 1727, by THOMAS SHERIDAN (1687-1738)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've sent to the ladies this morning to warn 'em
Last Line: You have a pencil in your pocket.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)


JACK SPRAT COULD EAT NO FAT, by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: They licked the platter clean
Subject(s): Food & Eating


JAMES AND THE SHOULDER OF MUTTON, by ADELAIDE O'KEEFFE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Young jem at noon returned from school
Last Line: "and mind what says our sue. "
Alternate Author Name(s): O'keefe, Adelaide
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Patience


JELLYFISH STEW, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of jellyfish stew
Subject(s): Jellyfish; Food & Eating


JEREMIAD, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After a night of opium and alcohol, edgar poe
Last Line: As they sometimes will in baltimore.
Subject(s): Drugs & Drug Abuse; Food & Eating; Hallucinations & Illusions; Parks; Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849); Narcotics; Opium; Cocaine; Crack; Heroin


KINSHIP, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great-uncle wilhelm, mennonite, patriarch
Last Line: Curse them but don't die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Aging; Family Life; Food & Eating; Uncles; Relatives


KUBLEH; A STORY OF THE ASSYRIAN DESERT, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The black-eyed children of the desert drove
Last Line: "the like of glorious kubleh. God is great!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


L'ART, by EZRA POUND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green arsenic smeared on an egg-white cloth
Subject(s): Paintings & Paintdrs; Food & Eating


LAST SUPPER IN MONTANA, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My father-in-law begins the feast
Last Line: Kept flying through the leaves.
Subject(s): Divorce; Fathers-in-law; Food & Eating; Montana; Prayer


LEMON PIE, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world is full of gladness
Last Line: Which is known as lemon pie.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Pies


LEMUEL'S BLESSING, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You that know the way
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


LETTERS TO YESENIN: 24, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear friend. It rained long and hard after a hot week and when I
Last Line: Getting brainy and sad, to avoid leaving this physical world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Imaginary Conversations; Sickness; Yesenin, Sergei (1895-1925); Illness


LIMERICK, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: John woke on jan. First and felt queer
Last Line: And it certainly wasn't the beer
Subject(s): Food & Eating;holidays;new Year


LITTLE CAMBRAY TAMALES, by CLARIBEL ALEGRIA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two pounds of mestizo cornmeal
Alternate Author Name(s): Flakoll, Darwin, Mrs.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Human Rights


LITTLENESSE NO CAUSE OF LEANNESSE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One feeds on lard, and yet is leane
Last Line: Jove prospers my meat, more then his.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


LONE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE DESERT, by BLANCHE POWELL MILLER    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh lone little house on the desert
Last Line: Tell us your secret so sad.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Houses; Solitude; Loneliness


LONGING, by CLAIRE CAVE    Poem Text            
First Line: I long for the peace of the desert
Last Line: And the lull of a silent sea.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Longing; Solitude; Loneliness


LOSS OF APPETITE, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When julia rang the dinner bell, I used to
Last Line: Cabbage and a tart.
Subject(s): Appetite; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Hunger; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


LOVE AFTER LOVE, by DEREK WALCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The time will come
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Drinks & Drinking; Self-love; Wine


LOVING YOU IN FLEMISH, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me love you in my tongue tonight
Last Line: Verget awe noam en al de rest . . .
Subject(s): Antwerp, Belgium; Breughel The Elder, Pieter (1530-1569); Food & Eating; Language; Love; Lust; Man-woman Relationships; Memmeling, John (1430-1495); Metaphor; Ostend, Belgium; Prostitution; Tongues; Brueghel The Elder, Pieter; Bruegel The Elder, Pieter;


LUCKY, by DOROTHEA TANNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ever imagining the dire, the sudden
Subject(s): Luck; Surgery; Food & Eating; Hair


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 55, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They sat round the tea-table drinking
Last Line: The tale of thy love, sweet, to say.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Love - Nature Of; Passion; Tea


MACARONI, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis made of the flour of wheat, so they say
Last Line: And don't you forget the chianti!
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Food & Eating; Italian Americans; New York City; Pasta; Restaurants; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Spaghetti; Lasagna; Noodles; Macaroni; Cafes; Diners


MAGNIFICAT, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: When he had suckled there, he began
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Murder; Mourning; Bereavement


MAKING SOAP IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last thursday, down by slipshod hill
Last Line: To make and own a tub of soap.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Food & Eating; Mountain Life - Vermont; Soup; Vermont; Agriculture; Farmers


MAN EATING, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The man at the table across from mine
Last Line: With a pearl-white plastic spoon
Subject(s): Food & Eating


MANNA, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the night the manna fell
Last Line: Enough. Dear lord, what want we more?
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Blessings; Food & Eating; God; Hunger


MARIANNE MOORE ANNOUNCES LUNCH, by KAY RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With several well-placed
Subject(s): Moore, Marianne (1887-1972); Food & Eating


MARIE AT TEA, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER                Poet's Biography
First Line: You remember the extremes
Last Line: Love, of marriage, the / extreme
Subject(s): Change; Food & Eating; Relationships; Tea


MATINS: 5, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stir the holy grains, set
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Children; Childhood


MEAT WITHOUT MIRTH, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eaten I have; and though I had good cheere
Last Line: Or sup, there wants the incense and the wine.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


MESA TWILIGHT, by JULIA MAY COURTNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Day stalks across the mesa floor
Last Line: On its world.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


METHUSELAH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Methuselah ate what he found on his plate
Last Line: And he lived over nine hundred years
Subject(s): Food & Eating;methuselah


MEXICAN DESERT, by MARGARET LATHROP LAW    Poem Text            
First Line: Where desert sage and agave are rimmed
Last Line: The shallow will tremble in solitude.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Mexico


MICKETY MULGA, by T. RANKEN    Poem Text            
First Line: He worked wid us at wantigong
Last Line: He 'ad forgot the tea!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Story-telling; Tea


MIND, by HEATHER MCHUGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man looks at his watch to see
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Youth; Schools; Family Life; Students; Relatives


MINGUS AT DIASPORA, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You could say, I suppose, that he ate his way out
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Mingus, Charles (1922-1979); Food & Eating


MINNESOTA FATS DESCRIBES HIS YOUTH, by ELIZABETH ALEXANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've been eating
Last Line: They would shoot me the grapes
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Minnesota Fats (Fictional Pool Hustler)


MONA'S TACO, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear mona, do you know
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


MORNING IN MARRAKESH, by ROBERT BLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even in marrakesh we still have to decide
Last Line: Black tail points toward the desert
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Morning; Night; Bedtime


MOUTHFULS OF FLAVORS, by PAT MORA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: With friends and family
Subject(s): Food & Eating


MR. FINNEY'S TURNIP, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Mr. Finney had a turnip
Subject(s): Food & Eating;gardens & Gardening;nonsense


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


MUSIC ON THE DESERT, by KATHERINE NICHOLS OWSLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The tumble-weeds whirl happily and spin
Last Line: To the sudden drumming of the rain.
Subject(s): Deserts; Drought; Food & Eating; Heat; Sun


MY DAUGHTER AND APPLE PIE, by RAYMOND CARVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She serves me a piece of it a few minutes
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Food & Eating; Pies


MY HATE, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My hate is like ripe fruit
Last Line: I must be stopped.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Fruit; Gardens & Gardening; Hate


NAVAJO LEGEND, by WILLARD JOHNSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Is it true, mother, that the mountain sun
Last Line: By god-like boys.
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Deserts; Food & Eating; Horses; Mothers; Mountains; Native Americans; Navajo Indians; Childhood; Hills; Downs (Great Britain); Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


NEVADA, by HELENA GRACE BRADLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Where the warm brown sands of the desert lie
Last Line: Nevada.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Nevada


NEW-MADE HONOUR (IMITATED FROM MARTIAL), by RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A friend I met, some half hour since
Last Line: He's spoilt an honest tradesman and my dinner.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ingoldsby, Thomas
Subject(s): Food & Eating


NIGHT IN THE DESERT, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With star-dust scintillant the vault is sown
Last Line: As of some unimaginable thing!
Subject(s): Calm; Deserts; Food & Eating; Night; Solitude; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Bedtime; Loneliness


NO DYSPEPTICS NEED APPLY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "it's late, perhaps, for cherry pie"
Last Line: And sweeter far is mary in the kitchen making pies
Subject(s): Desserts;food & Eating;pies


NONSENSE RHYMES: 3, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "chin, chin, chin"
Last Line: To gobble up the pigeon pie
Subject(s): Food & Eating


ODE, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A broken cake, with honey sweet
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Singing And Singing; Food & Eating; Drinks & Drinking; Drinks & Drinking; Wine; Wine


ODES I, 38. AD MINISTRAM, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear lucy, you know what my wish is
Last Line: And tipple my ale in the shade.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Variant Title(s): A Victorian Paraphrase
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Simplicity


OH, IT IS GOOD, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, it is good to drink and sup
Last Line: Thy little shining trails of heaven.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Paris, France


ON A COLD DAY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: My sacrament of wine and broken bread
Last Line: Shall I not drink and bless them one and all?
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Bread; Food & Eating; Hunger


ON A DIET, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The ruth of soups and balm of sauces
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets


ON A GENTELMAN'S COMPLAINING TO A LADY .. COULD NOT EAT MEAT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "you told me, sir, your teeth were loose"
Last Line: "then make the most of what is writ, / for here is quantum sufficit"
Subject(s): Dieting;food & Eating;teeth; Toothaches


ON HEARING THE CLIMATE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PRAISED, by ETHEL MARY DAVIS    Poem Text            
First Line: There are some places where
Last Line: And my delight is an unknown tomorrow.
Subject(s): California; Deserts; Food & Eating


ON MARRIOT, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thanks for this rescue time; for thou hast won
Last Line: Send us no more such eaters, or more meat.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Marriott, John (D. 1653)


ON THE GREAT EATER OF GRAYS-INN, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! For a lasting wind! That I may rail
Last Line: For writing this, pray god, thou eat not me.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Law & Lawyers; Marriott, John (D. 1653); Attorneys


ONIONS, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How easily happiness begins by
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Onions; Food & Eating


OOLONG, by ARTHUR SZE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Tea leaves wilted in sunlight are shaken
Last Line: Along a rice-paper screen.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Tea


OPERATIONS: DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who / are these two women, walking
Last Line: America, welcome home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Grief; Gulf War (1991); History; Sorrow; Sadness; Operation Desert Storm (1991); Historians


OSSO BOCO, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love the sound of the bone against the plate
Subject(s): Food & Eating


OUR BREAD, by CESAR VALLEJO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You drink breakfast. The cemetery's damp earth
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Forgiveness; Hearts; Hunger; Poverty; Clemency


OUR DAILY BREAD, by CESAR VALLEJO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Breakfast is drunk down...Damp earth
Last Line: Here, in the oven of my heart...!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Forgiveness; Hearts; Hunger; Poverty


OUT FROM NOONKANBAH, by JOHN WILSON (19TH CENTURY)    Poem Text            
First Line: The coolibahs quiver, / the snakewood moans
Last Line: Out from noonkanbah.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilo
Subject(s): Death; Deserts; Food & Eating; Dead, The


OUTSIDE THE TOYSHOP, by JANE BARLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside the door they stand, anear the pane
Last Line: Shall manhood's craving miss even these poor crumbs?
Subject(s): Bread; Food & Eating; Homeless; Hunger; Poverty


OZYMANDIAS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I met a traveler from an antique land
Last Line: The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Variant Title(s): Ozymandias Of Egypt
Subject(s): Death; Decay; Deserts; Egypt; Fame; Food & Eating; Pride; Rameses Ii, King Of Egypt; Ruins; Statues; Time; Transience; Vanity; Dead, The; Rot; Decadence; Reputation; Self-esteem; Self-respect; Impermanence


PARIS, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I recall the meal I ate was liver
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Paris, France; Travel; Journeys; Trips


PARTHENOGENESIS, by BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Body, Human


PASSING THE SHOP AFTER SCHOOL, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Passing the shop after school, he would look up at the sign
Subject(s): Jobs; Money; Life Change Events; Food & Eating


PEAS (1), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I eat my peas with honey
Last Line: But it keeps them on the knife
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining;etiquette;food & Eating;mnemonics;peas; Manners;courtesy


PECULIAR, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I once knew a boy who was odd as could be
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating


PHOENIX, by CORA HOLBROOK MILCHRIST    Poem Text            
First Line: A city of the desert
Last Line: A part of our great southwest.
Subject(s): Arizona; Deserts; Food & Eating


PIE MAN, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am carrying my homemade pies down a cobblestone road
Last Line: The shapes of clouds, the wooden sign above the cheese shop
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Pies


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 22. A CRY IN THE DESERT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God is no more nor worse
Last Line: Hope sees on the universe.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; God; Hope; Optimism


PORK, by DENISE DUHAMEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No one warned me he'd long for loins and hocks
Last Line: I look down at my fuzzy slippers and feel better. Uncle waldo hated pig's feet
Subject(s): Marriage; Food & Eating; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


POSSESSION, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the shepherd in solitude crosses the deformed desert
Last Line: Painted voices --
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Pollution; Water Supply; Dams; Reservoirs; Water Mains


POT ROAST, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I gaze upon a roast
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Solitude; Childhood Memories; Loneliness


POULAIN, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An orange and blue box of poulain chocolate
Last Line: And I pick it up
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Tables


PRECIOUS STONES; AN INCIDENT IN MODERN HISTORY, by CHARLES STUART CALVERLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My cherrystones! I prize them
Last Line: E'en greater geese than thou.
Subject(s): Clams; Food & Eating


PROMENADE, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, mind, here we have / our little son beside us
Last Line: And have breakfast!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Nature


PUMBERLY POTT'S UNPREDICTABLE NIECE, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Automobiles; Food & Eating; Cars


QUESTING, by SARAH DELLA ULMER    Poem Text            
First Line: The desert shares its loneliness with stars
Last Line: In mystery -- slip noiselessly away.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


RABELAIS AND THE LAMPREYS, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the eccentric rabelais was physician
Last Line: "but one of most delicious flavour!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Variant Title(s): The Doctor And The Lampreys
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Lampreys; Physicians; Doctors


READING YOUR POEMS IN YOUR HOUSE WHILE YOU ARE AWAY, by CAROLYN KIZER                Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning my first roadrunner
Last Line: And give them back, like moonlight.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets; Women; Women's Rights; Feminism


RECEIPT FOR AN APPETITE, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lad, who sits at breakfast
Last Line: Will you try my recipe?
Subject(s): Food & Eating


RED HILLS AND SKY, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My grandmother is dirt and I am desert
Last Line: Tell me who has not been quieted by this.
Subject(s): Ancestry & Ancestors; Deserts; Drugs & Drug Abuse; Food & Eating


RED MEAT, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These tales full of rancorous cankering
Last Line: Tale.
Subject(s): Beef; Food & Eating


REFRIGERATOR, 1957, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: More like a vault – you pull the handle out
Last Line: That which rips your heart with joy
Subject(s): Refrigerators; Food & Eating


RILLONS, RILLETTES, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rillons, rillettes, they taste the same
Last Line: Of the doctrine of the trinity
Subject(s): Food & Eating


SALAD: BROW, by EDWARD JAMES MORTIMER COLLINS    Poem Text            
First Line: O cool in the summer is salad
Last Line: And eggs -- boil 'em hard.
Alternate Author Name(s): Collins, Mortimer
Subject(s): Food & Eating


SAND, by JESSICA NELSON NORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kazar, the nomad
Last Line: In a whirlwind riding.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macdonald, Reed I., Mrs.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Wandering & Wanderers


SAND HAG, by HAZEL FORBIS    Poem Text            
First Line: The desert sleeps. The moon with tender grasp
Last Line: They fall and perish on her burning pyre.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


SAUSAGE, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You may brag about your breakfast foods you
Last Line: For a plate of steaming sausage like the kind my mother fried.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Sausage


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


SEATS OF THE FLIGHTY: THE THIRD CHAIR, by FAIRFAX DOWNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: When I am in my chair at sea
Last Line: As they go walking by.
Subject(s): Chairs; Food & Eating; Sea; Tea; Ocean


SETTING THE TABLE, by MATTHEA HARVEY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: To cut through night you'll need your sharpest scissors. Cut around the birch, the
Last Line: And eat it between the two scenes. Your food will taste just right
Subject(s): Food & Eating


SHRODON FEAR: THE REST O'T, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An' after that we met wi' zome
Last Line: Behind, a-kickèn o' the stwones.
Subject(s): Autumn; Festivals; Flirtation; Food & Eating; Seasons; Fall; Fairs; Pageants


SILENCE, by IDA MCDANIEL    Poem Text            
First Line: It is still / in the desert
Last Line: Brings me solace.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


SISTER MARY APPASSIONATA DELIVERS AN IMPROMPTU SPEECH LOCAL PONDEROSA, by DAVID CITINO                Poet's Biography
First Line: Go right ahead. Gorge beasts
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Religion; Theology


SLIMEHEAD (HOPLASTETHUS ATLANTICUS), by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Humans eat first with their ears so
Last Line: The shy, prolific squid
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Mankind; Human Race


SMALL, by CAROL FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Boa, once when you were small, you ate small things.
Last Line: Never the pinkness and honey of the human
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


SMILE, by EILEEN MYLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's just not as much fun without a good
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Friendship; Relationships


SNAIL, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snail in his museum
Last Line: They swallow the rest
Subject(s): Snails; Food & Eating; Theology


SOME LITTLE BUG, by ROY ATWELL    Poem Text            
First Line: In these days of indigestion
Last Line: Some little bug is going to find you some day.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Germs


SOME SCATTERING REMARKS OF BUB'S, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wunst I tooked our pepper-box lid
Last Line: At's allus at the sund'y-school?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating; Childhood


SONG FOR A VENISON DINNER AT MR. BUNYAN'S, by JOSEPH STANSBURY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friends, push 'round the bottle, and let us be drinking
Last Line: Has strengthened the hands of these upstart pretenders.
Subject(s): Bunyan, John (1628-1688); Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Friendship; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


SONG OF THE DESERTS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wide, open, free, unbounded, vast
Last Line: That bondage never yet hath known.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Singing & Singers; Wind


SONG OF THE TASTE, by GARY SYNDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eating the living germs of grasses
Subject(s): Food & Eating


SONG/FOR SANNA, by OLGA BROUMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What hasn't happened / intrudes, so much
Last Line: Miss you.
Variant Title(s): Song / For Sanna
Subject(s): Absence; Food & Eating; Love; Mythology - Classical; Women's Rights; Separation; Isolation; Feminism


SONNET TO A DESERT NIGHT, by SARAH DELLA ULMER    Poem Text            
First Line: The desert's magic lure has gripped my soul
Last Line: I stand uncovered to the desert night.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


SONORA DESERT POEM, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The ones who live in the desert
Last Line: Of green incredible light
Subject(s): Critics & Criticism; Deserts; Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets


SOPA, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That old black goober that I ate
Subject(s): Food & Eating


SOUTH-DOWN MUTTON, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If men, when in a rage, inspected
Last Line: "I thought you meant to dine down stairs!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Anger; Food & Eating; Temperance; Prohibition


SPAGHETTI! SPAGHETTI!, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spaghetti! Spaghetti! / you're wonderful stuff
Last Line: You're wonderful stuff
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Pasta; Spaghetti; Lasagna; Noodles; Macaroni


SPLITTING AN ORDER, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I like to watch an old man cutting a sandwich in half
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Old Age; Man-wiman Relationships


SPRING IN THE ARIZONA DESERT, by GRACE HOFFMAN WHITE    Poem Text            
First Line: A tempest of rain
Last Line: On the desert.
Subject(s): Arizona; Deserts; Food & Eating; Spring


SPRING IN THE DESERT, by ARTHUR TRUMAN MERRILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Like the rusty bronze of a copper kettle
Last Line: A vulture specks the blue.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Spring; West (U.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


SPRING ON THE DESERT, by FRANCES HUNT PRAY    Poem Text            
First Line: The gleaming blue of heaven deserts the sky
Last Line: Its hidden soul in flowering radiance.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Spring


SPRNG DAY: BREAKFAST TABLE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the fresh-washed sunlight, the breakfast table is decked and white
Subject(s): Spring; Food & Eating; Morning


STOCK AND VERMONT PUNKINS, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'll tell you what 'twas fun to do
Last Line: The same as hide and hair.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Fruit; Hunger; Migrant Labor; Pumpkins; Vermont; Migratory Workers; Agricultural Laborers


STOKLEWATH; OR, THE CUMBRIAN VILLAGE, by SUSANNA BLAMIRE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From where dark clouds of curling smoke arise
Last Line: Let stoklewath be not the last that's nam'd!
Alternate Author Name(s): Muse Of Cumberland; Sukey, Miss
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Household Employees; Hunger; Poverty; Servants; Domestics; Maids


STOMACKES, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes. So we must reconnect
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Puritans


SUNSHINE IN THE CUP, by EUNICE MITCHELL LEHMER    Poem Text            
First Line: She poured a cup of tea I still can hold
Last Line: And lure the birds to venture down and sup!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Sonnet (As Literary Form); Tea


SUPPER AT THE MILL, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, frances / well, good mother, how are you?
Last Line: The supper's ready.
Subject(s): Children; Family Life; Food & Eating; Mills & Millers; Plays & Playwrights ; Childhood; Relatives; Dramatists


TEA, by HENRY T. PRAED    Poem Text            
First Line: Chinese maiden, tea cup in her hand
Last Line: In a cup of tea.
Subject(s): Asian Americans - Chinese; Food & Eating; Tea; Chinese In The United States


TEA PARTY, by ELEANOR (ELINOR) CHIPP    Poem Text            
First Line: My body sits here in the room
Last Line: "I've had so nice an afternoon!"
Subject(s): Conversation; Food & Eating; Love; Tea


TEA-PARTIES, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I should enjoy, if I was let
Last Line: As those of other girls I know!)
Subject(s): Children; Food & Eating; Imagination; Play; Tea; Childhood; Fancy


TENDER BUTTONS: APPLE, by GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Apple plum, carpet steak, seed clam, colored wine, calm seen, cold cream, best
Subject(s): Appes; Food & Eating


THAT DESERT WASTE, by KATHLEEN O'DONNELL    Poem Text            
First Line: My heart is absent from all sorrow
Last Line: Will come along with a great fragrant spray.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


THE A & P, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT                Poet's Biography
First Line: She rolled a tomato in her hand, pink rubber
Subject(s): Farm Life; Migrant Workers; Food & Eating; Supermarkets


THE ADMIRER, by CLAUDIA EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He had before come courting--with pecans
Subject(s): Admiration; Courtship; Food & Eating


THE ART OF PRESERVING HEALTH: BOOK 2. ADVICE TO THE STOUT, by JOHN ARMSTRONG    Poem Text            
First Line: The languid stomach curses even the pure
Last Line: Too fast the gummy nutriment imbibes.
Subject(s): Advice; Food & Eating; Health


THE ART OF PRESERVING HEALTH: BOOK 2. RUSTIC INTERIOR, by JOHN ARMSTRONG    Poem Text            
First Line: Nothing so foreign but th' athletic hind
Last Line: Grow wiser, lesson'd by the dropping teeth.
Subject(s): Athletes; Food & Eating; Health


THE ART OF PRESERVING HEALTH: BOOK 2. THE GASTRIC MUSE, by JOHN ARMSTRONG    Poem Text            
First Line: There are, whose blood
Last Line: So to be cleared, but foulness will remain.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Fruit; Health


THE BAGEL, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stopped to pick up the bagel
Subject(s): Bagels; Dreams; Food & Eating; Nightmares


THE BANQUET SONG, by KENNETH KOCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As, sweet banquet, lovely banquet
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE BLOOMINGFOODS PROMISE, by KHALED MATTAWA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For the ugly man who buys bell peppers
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Social Commentaries


THE BREAD IS ALL BAKED, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: "the chimney is their church, the oven is their choir"
Subject(s): Bread;food & Eating


THE BREAKFAST FOOD FAMILY, by BERT LESTON TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: John spratt will eat no fat
Last Line: On battle creek near-grub.
Alternate Author Name(s): T., B. L.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE CALL OF THE DESERT, by EMILY BALDWIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Camels kneeling in the desert
Last Line: But to desert-dwellers known.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


THE CAPTAIN'S WELL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From pain and peril, by land and main
Last Line: "that god's best gift is the wayside well!"
Subject(s): Deserts; Disasters; Food & Eating; Shipwrecks; Wells


THE CARAVAN IN THE DESERT, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Call it not loneliness, to dwell
Last Line: Nor know his steps are on the dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Caravans; Deserts; Food & Eating


THE CHINA TEA SET, by BERTYE YOUNG WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A china tea set -- just to own
Last Line: No friends were left to drink the tea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Williams, B. Y.
Subject(s): Cups; Food & Eating; Tea


THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mr smiggs was a gentleman
Last Line: "aye, and pick it to the bone."
Subject(s): Birds; Christmas; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Geese; Holidays; Nativity, The


THE CHRISTMAS PIE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, guard this night the christmas pie
Last Line: To watch it.
Variant Title(s): Christmas Eve - Another Ceremony;christmasse-eve, Another Ceremonie
Subject(s): Christmas; Food & Eating; Pies; Nativity, The


THE CHURCH, by JEAN VALENTINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thank you for the food,' we said
Last Line: Candle of 'find it.' my life
Subject(s): Churches; Food & Eating; Cathedrals


THE COLLIER'S WEDDING, SELECTION, by EDWARD CHICKEN    Poem Text            
First Line: At last the beef appears in sight
Last Line: So, curtseying, mumbled up his kiss.
Subject(s): Brides; Dancing & Dancers; Food & Eating; Marriage; Parties; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE CONFESSION, by RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's somewhat on my breast, father
Last Line: I've ate and can't digest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ingoldsby, Thomas
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE CONTINENT OF REENA AND MARCUS' MARRIAGE, by THYLIAS MOSS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Marcus was most fond of coriander
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE CUPBOARD, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know a little cupboard
Last Line: For me, me, me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Cupboards; Food & Eating


THE DEATH OF THE FATHERS: 1. OYSTERS, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oysters we ate, / sweet blue babies
Last Line: The woman won
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Oysters; Food & Eating; Coming Of Age


THE DELICACIES, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hostess, in pink satin and blond hair -- dressed high -- shone beautifully
Last Line: Cream cheese and whole walnuts!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Parties


THE DESCRIPTION OF COOKHAM, by AEMILIA (BASSANO) LANYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell (sweet cooke-ham) where I first obtain'd
Last Line: Tying my heart to her by those rich chaines.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lanier, Emilia
Subject(s): Farewell; Food & Eating; Goddesses & Gods; Muses; Mythology; Parting


THE DESERT, by MAXWELL STRUTHERS BURT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the dark I called to you; out of the enfolding / dark you came
Last Line: And only the wind that walks by dusk is over us, and god's grave will.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burt, Struthers
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Love; Lust; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


THE DESERT, by CLAIRE CAVE    Poem Text            
First Line: The desert is a wolf
Last Line: The desert is a singer...
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


THE DESERT, by HENRY (HARRY) HERBERT KNIBBS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas the lean coyote told me, baring his slavish soul
Last Line: Just a rain-washed track and an empty gun — and the old home trail ahead.
Subject(s): Cowboys; Coyotes; Death; Deserts; Food & Eating; Ranch Life; West (U.s.); Dead, The; Southwest; Pacific States


THE DESERT, by ALICE HANSCHE SORENSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I see no flowers growing as I pass
Last Line: Your deep dark eyes.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Solitude; Loneliness


THE DESERT DEAD, by IRENE WELCH GRISSOM    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a hill of shifting sand
Last Line: The lonely desert dead.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


THE DESERT LAND, by MARGARET DELANEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Good god, can it be you made this place
Last Line: Alone in the desert at night!
Subject(s): Deserts; Desolation; Food & Eating; Hunger; Solitude; South Dakota; Loneliness


THE DESERT WIND, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went with happy heart (how happy!) a while since
Last Line: Hath seared mine eyes.
Subject(s): Courtship; Deserts; Food & Eating; Hearts; Love


THE DESERT-BORN, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the wilds of lebanon, amongst its barren hills
Last Line: Why any who has had like me, the night mare on his chest.
Subject(s): Arabs; Deserts; Food & Eating


THE DESIRE FOR SPACE TRAVEL IS A METAPHOR FOR ESCAPE, by LEE ANN RORIPAUGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Christmas eve, and how deliciously soft-shell crab
Subject(s): Homecoming; Food & Eating; Love - Erotic; Christmas; Nativity, The


THE DINNER-PARTY, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So ...' they said, / with their wine-glasses delicately poised
Last Line: For only living flesh can suffer.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Parties


THE DIRT EATERS, by VIRGIL SAUREZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whenever we grew tired and bored of curb ball,
Subject(s): Dirt; Food & Eating; Children; Childhood


THE DISTRICT TELEGRAPH BOY, by LOUIS JONES MAGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: Hear the clatter of those feet
Last Line: "get a steak."
Subject(s): Beef; Food & Eating; Telegraph; Telegrams


THE DUFF, by DAVID MCKEE WRIGHT    Poem Text            
First Line: It was on a sunday morning, the church was far away
Last Line: "and fast enough."
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Death; Drinks & Drinking; Food & Eating; Dead, The; Wine


THE EEL, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I don't mind eels
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Eels; Food & Eating


THE EPICURE, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fill the bowl with rosy wine!
Last Line: All are stoics in the grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Epicureanism; Food & Eating; Life; Pleasure; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


THE EXPENSIVE MEAL, by PAUL BLACKBURN            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE FARING OF FA-HIEN, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through gobiland's sea of sand
Last Line: I, fa-hien.'
Subject(s): Buddhism; Deserts; Food & Eating; Monks; Religion; Travel; Buddha; Buddhists; Theology; Journeys; Trips


THE FASTIDIOUS SERPENT, by HENRY JOHNSTONE    Poem Text            
First Line: There was a snake that dwelt in skye
Last Line: His breakfast, dinner and tea, oh.
Subject(s): Animals; Food & Eating; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


THE FAT MAN IN THE MIRROR, by ROBERT LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What's filling up the mirror? O, it is not I
Subject(s): Mirrors; Food & Eating; Obesity


THE FEAST, by ROBERT HASS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lovers loitered on the deck talking
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


THE FISHING PARTY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wunst we went a-fishin' - me
Last Line: When I choked! . . . Ma, didn't he?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Food & Eating; Picnics; Barbecues


THE FLEECE: BOOK 1, by JOHN DYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The care of sheep, the labours of the loom
Last Line: To listen; and to view the joyous scene.
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Fields; Food & Eating; Hunting; Sheep; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Hunters


THE FLOWER OF THE DESERT, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why art thou thus in thy beauty cast
Last Line: "by the lonely, loneliest flower!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Deserts; Flowers; Food & Eating


THE FRISKING LAMB, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though gay its life, in fact and fable
Last Line: In death its fate is lamb-on-table.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Lambs


THE FUNERAL, by WALTER J. HEGARTY    Poem Text            
First Line: In the 70's we was workin' far back on a big north run
Last Line: And we'll plant them next his mother's in the tomb at dusty town!
Subject(s): Death; Deserts; Food & Eating; Funerals; Procrastination; Dead, The; Burials


THE GLUTTON, by THOMAS WARTON THE ELDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fat, pamper'd porus, eating for renown
Last Line: No fashion's dupe, no powerful passion's slave.
Subject(s): Disease; Food & Eating; Gluttony; Pleasure; Simplicity


THE GOLDEN PALACE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: We go to the golden palace
Last Line: Through countless autumns enjoy like felicity
Subject(s): China - Early Period (To 200 B.c.);food & Eating


THE GREAT VOICE, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I who have heard solemnities of sound
Last Line: Silence, that speaks with deafening tones of god.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Silence; Voices


THE HASTY PUDDING, by JOEL BARLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye alps audacious, through the heavens that rise
Last Line: The wide-mouthed bowl will surely catch them all.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE HAUNCH OF VENISON, by OLIVER GOLDSMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thanks, my lord, for your venison, for finer or fatter
Last Line: You may make a mistake, and think slightly of this.
Subject(s): Deer; Food & Eating


THE HEATHERBLEND CLUB BANQUET, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on the 16th of october, in 1894
Last Line: This on my soul and conscience I do confess.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Reunions; Singing & Singers


THE HIRED MAN AND FLORETTY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hired man's supper, which he sat before
Last Line: Of votaries, rounded by the hired man.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Household Employees; Servants; Domestics; Maids


THE INVITATION, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To sup with thee thou didst me home invite
Last Line: I'le bring a fever; since thou keep'st no fire.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Guests; Inhospitality; Visiting


THE INVITATION, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are going to serve a late lunch
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE INVITATION (IN IMITATION HORACE'S EPISTLE TO TORQUATUS), by THOMAS SHERIDAN (1687-1738)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear doctor -- being you're so kind
Last Line: Since nought can more oblige your, sh----ry.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


THE KING DINES; IMPRESSION, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two people on a bench in boston commons
Last Line: Of the day round him for his dining-room.
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Boston Common; Food & Eating; Homeless


THE LAW OF THE PERVERSE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where did the custom come
Last Line: Fore-eating everything, from soup to pie!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Customs, Social; Food & Eating; Holidays; Thanksgiving; Childhood


THE LEOPARD, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In lands where only jackals call
Last Line: The jackal's call!
Subject(s): Desert Animals; Deserts; Food & Eating; Imagination; Fancy


THE LITTLE TINY KICKSHAW, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the little tiny kickshaw that
Last Line: O' the little tiny kickshaw that mither sent tae me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Love; Mothers


THE LOST PUDDING, by ELIZABETH TURNER (1755-1846)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Miss kitty was rude at the table one day
Last Line: Without giving kitty one taste.
Subject(s): Etiquette; Food & Eating; Girls; Manners; Courtesy


THE MEAL, by SHARON OLDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mama, I never stop seeing you there
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Mothers; Family Life; Relatives


THE MENU, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I beg you come tonight and dine
Last Line: Excepting alfred tennyson.
Variant Title(s): Maecenas Bids His Friend To Dine;another Invitation
Subject(s): Food & Eating; New York City; Parties; Smoking; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


THE ORCHARD FEAST, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, leave the ladders hidden up the boughs
Last Line: And lift our loads between us and go home.
Subject(s): Country Life; Food & Eating


THE OYSTER, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the water, near the strand
Last Line: Beside the luscious oyster.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Oysters


THE PEWTER TEA-KETTLE, by MABEL KINGSLEY RICHARDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Once, where upon a slender crane you swung
Last Line: Drifts down the years like spice-wind from cathay.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Past; Tea; Teapots


THE PHILANTHROPIST, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There once was a brother and sister
Last Line: Had lately carried him off.
Subject(s): Death; Food & Eating; Funerals; Life; Dead, The; Burials


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 184, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Buy meat with blood still dripping
Last Line: And both of you finally part
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Death; Food & Eating; Marriage; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 200, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The unfortunate human disorder
Last Line: As long as their own are sweet
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Food & Eating; Ignorance; Dullness; Stupdity


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 225, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The great sea has no limit
Last Line: In the open it shines without limit
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Food & Eating; Sea; Ocean


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 258, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Get your own clothes if you're cold
Last Line: There's never enough food and clothes
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Clothing & Dress; Food & Eating; Self-reliance


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 266, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's some advice for meat-eating people
Last Line: But can't get out when he's full
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Food & Eating


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 72, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pigs devour dead human flesh
Last Line: Lotuses will bloom in boiling soup
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Food & Eating; Humanity; Pigs; Boars; Hogs


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 92, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heaven is boundlessly high
Last Line: Blind men asking the color of milk
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Food & Eating; Life


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 95, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Haggling over fish and meat
Last Line: You'll know it wasn't right
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Food & Eating


THE POEMS OF PICKUP: 12, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take these mortal incarnations
Last Line: Before they stop telling lies
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Buddhism; Chinese Literature; Food & Eating; Hell; Buddha; Buddhists


THE POEMS OF PICKUP: 28, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A flock of timid sheep
Last Line: Chomp chomp till nothing's left
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Food & Eating; Sheep


THE POEMS OF PICKUP: 9, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Worldly people make me sigh
Last Line: Wearing a new set of clothes
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Buddhism; Chinese Literature; Food & Eating; Buddha; Buddhists


THE POET RELATES HOW HE OBTAINED DELIA'S POCKET-HANDKERCHIEF, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis mine! What accents can my joy declare?
Last Line: And I will kiss thee o'er and o'er again.
Variant Title(s): Delia's Pocket-handkerchief;love Elegies Of Abel Shufflebottom: 1
Subject(s): Desire; Food & Eating; Lust; Man-woman Relationships; Obsessions; Story-telling; Male-female Relations


THE POETS AT TEA: 1. MACAULAY, WHO MADE IT, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pour, varlet, pour the water
Last Line: The tea-pot of her sires!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Macaulay, Thomas Babington, Baron; Tea


THE POETS AT TEA: 10. WALT WHITMAN, WHO DIDN'T STAY MORE THAN A MINUTE, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One cup for my self-hood
Last Line: Allons, from all bat-eyed formula.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets; Tea; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


THE POETS AT TEA: 2. TENNYSON, WHO TOOK IT HOT, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think that I am drawing to an end
Last Line: O hallelujah! . . . Kindly pass the milk.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Tea; Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


THE POETS AT TEA: 3. SWINBURNE, WHO LET IT GET COLD, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the sin that was sweet in the sinning
Last Line: And take it away!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Swinburne, Algernon Charles (1837-1909); Tea


THE POETS AT TEA: 4. COWPER, WHO THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cosy fire is bright and gay
Last Line: And do not make it strong.
Subject(s): Cowper, William (1731-1800); Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets; Tea


THE POETS AT TEA: 5. BROWNING, WHO TREAT IT ALLEGORICALLY, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tut! Bah! We take as another case
Last Line: The sugar was salt, would the bohea be congo?
Subject(s): Browning, Robert (1812-1889); Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets; Tea


THE POETS AT TEA: 6. WORDSWORTH, WHO GAVE IT AWAY, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, little cottage girl
Last Line: "you bade me speak the truth."
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets; Tea; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850)


THE POETS AT TEA: 7. POE, WHO GOT EXCITED OVER IT, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's a mellow cup of tea, golden tea!
Last Line: Tea to the n -- th.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849); Tea


THE POETS AT TEA: 8. ROSSETTI, WHO TOOK SIX CUPS OF IT, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lilies lie in my lady's bower
Last Line: (o weary mother, drive the cows to roost.)
Variant Title(s): Oh! Weary Mother
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882); Tea


THE POETS AT TEA: 9. BURNS, WHO LIKED IT ADULTERATED, by BARRY PAIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Weel, gin ye speir, I'm no inclined
Last Line: Mix a' thegither.
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Food & Eating; Poetry & Poets; Tea


THE PRAYER, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The slender leaves of the acacia trees
Last Line: And laid his unvoiced grief on allah's heart.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Heat; Mercy; Prayer


THE PUMPKIN PIE, OR REASSURANCES ARE ALWAYS FALSE; THOUGH WE LOVE THEM, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pumpkin, / freshly scraped out of its tightly adhering
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Pies; Pumpkins


THE ROAST BEEF OF OLD ENGLAND, by HENRY FIELDING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When mighty roast beef was the englishman's food
Last Line: O, the roast beef, etc.
Subject(s): Beef; England; Food & Eating; Patriotism; English


THE ROAST BEEF OF OLD ENGLAND, by RICHARD LEVERIDGE    Poem Text            
First Line: Our fathers of old were robust, stout, and strong
Last Line: And o, the old english roast beef!
Alternate Author Name(s): Loveridge, Richard
Subject(s): Beef; Courage; England; Food & Eating; Patriotism; Valor; Bravery; English


THE SACRAMENT OF FOOD, by WILLIAM ARTHUR DUNKERLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Each meal should be a sacramental feast
Last Line: And pass, -- to live more worthily again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Oxenham, John
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Religion; Sacraments; Theology


THE SCARECROW, by JOSEPH MARIE SOULARY    Poem Text            
First Line: Under her tilted hat of tuscan rushes
Last Line: And evening finds the bushes all stript bare.
Subject(s): Birds; Courts & Courtiers; Food & Eating; Scarecrows


THE SEA AND THE DESERT, by EDWARD COLLINS DOWNING    Poem Text            
First Line: The sea / and the desert hate each other
Last Line: With barrenness and heat and thirst.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Sea; Ocean


THE SECRET GARDEN, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The way you see it first is through
Last Line: Before we're through with tea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Flowers; Food & Eating; Gardens & Gardening; Green (Color); Guests; Lilies; Secrets; Tea; Worms; Visiting


THE SLEEPER, by WINN SKELLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: I sat in the shelter of a rock
Last Line: And I moved silently lest my presence should awaken it too soon.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


THE SORCERER: TEACUP BRINDISI, by WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eat, drink and be gay
Last Line: A pretty stiff jorum of tea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilbert, W. S.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Tea


THE SPARROW, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sparrows; Food & Eating; Mothers; Miami Beach


THE SPECTRE-CARAVAN, by FERDINAND FREILIGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas at midnight, in the desert, where we rested on the ground
Last Line: See, it dawns!—a joyous welcome neigh our horses to the light!
Alternate Author Name(s): Freiligrath, Hermann Ferdinand
Subject(s): Caravans; Deserts; Food & Eating; Mecca; Muslims; Moslems


THE SPIRIT OF THE DESERT, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: An indian rides across the plain
Last Line: They fade into the desert-dearth.
Subject(s): Deserts; Drought; Food & Eating; Heat


THE TABLE D'HOTE, by JOHN PAUL BOCOCK    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis time - ah me! - to change my coat
Last Line: Welcomes me into shadow land!
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Love


THE TEA TRADER, by DANIEL MACINTYRE HENDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Jackson at his counter packing tea
Last Line: In mcconnell's grocery store!
Subject(s): Dreams; Food & Eating; Grocers; Tea; Nightmares


THE TEA-PARTY, by JULIA WARD HOWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am not with you, sisters, in your talk
Last Line: Turned as they fled, and left me charity.
Subject(s): Family Life; Food & Eating; Life; Parties; Sisters; Tea; Relatives


THE TEA-TABLE; A TOWN ECLOGUE, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Saint james's noon-day bell for prayers had tolled
Last Line: And all again that night at ombre met.
Subject(s): Cities; Food & Eating; Tea; Urban Life


THE THIRD PERSON, by EDMUND VANCE COOKE    Poem Text            
First Line: I know a man (accounted wise)
Last Line: (and very much like you and me.)
Subject(s): Fights; Food & Eating


THE TRYST, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Potato was deep in the dark under ground
Last Line: Till they met in a brunswick stew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Potatoes; Tomatoes


THE TWO OLD BACHELORS, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two old bachelors were living in one house
Last Line: And from that hour those bachelors were never heard of more.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Nonsense; Single People; Bachelors; Unmarried People


THE VULTURE, by HILAIRE BELLOC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The vulture eats between his meals
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Gluttony; Vultures


THE WATCHERS, by ERNEST FAVENC    Poem Text            
First Line: All things were old in that grim grey land
Last Line: Three dead men lay on the ground.
Subject(s): Death; Deserts; Food & Eating; Pain; Time; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery


THE WATCHERS ON THE ROAD, by MAXWELL STRUTHERS BURT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hill road, the desert road
Last Line: With a white and terrible sword.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burt, Struthers
Subject(s): Angels; Deserts; Food & Eating; Roads; Paths; Trails


THE WHITE BONE, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first I saw the city lone
Last Line: With the white bone.
Subject(s): Cities; Civilization; Deserts; Food & Eating; Hallucinations And Illusions; Urban Life


THEY FEED THEY LION, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of burlap sacks, out of bearing butter
Subject(s): Animals; Dreams; Food & Eating; Industry; Labor & Laborers; Lions; Nightmares; Work; Workers


THURSDAY, by FREDERIC EDWARD WEATHERLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun was setting, and vespers done
Last Line: "benedicite!"
Subject(s): Evening; Food & Eating; Monks; Sunset; Twilight


TIS VERY FIT THE AMBROSIA OF THE GODS, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis very fit the ambrosia of the gods
Last Line: Upon their humble fare
Subject(s): Food & Eating


TO A SANDWICHMAN, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: In languid, after-luncheon mood
Last Line: Betwixt thy wishbone and thy spine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Food & Eating


TO MY MUSE (WITH ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TO THE SHADE OF COLONEL LOVELACE), by AUSTIN PHILIPS    Poem Text            
First Line: Deem me not fickle, in that I
Last Line: My bread-and-butter more!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Lovelace, Richard (1618-1657); Muses; Survival


TO RALPH LEYCESTER, ESQ., IN ANSWER TO A LETTER, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear peter, this tells you as soon as it could
Last Line: Of the best of good wishes for the whole of your flock.
Subject(s): Animals; Butchers; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Hunting; Rabbits; Hunters; Hares


TO SWEET MEAT, SOUR SAUCE; AN IMITATION OF THEOCRITUS OR ANACREON, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As cupid from the bees their honey stole
Last Line: Honey to's mouth, but torment to his heart.'
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Love - Complaints


TO THE COLORADO DESERT, by MADGE MORRIS WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Thou brown, bare-breasted, voiceless mystery
Last Line: God must have made thee in his anger and forgot.
Subject(s): Colorado (State); Desert Animals; Deserts; Food & Eating; Heat


TOMORROW, by BERNADETTE MAYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tomorrow we'll see the lightbulb in schenectady
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Travel; Journeys; Trips


TRANSPLANTING, by LEE ANN RORIPAUGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother carried the chest x-ray
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Sneezing; Food & Eating; X-rays; Pigs; Boars; Hogs


TURKISH PEARS IN AUGUST, by ROBERT BLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes a poem has her own husband
Last Line: As turkish pears picked in the garden in august.
Variant Title(s): Snow Falling On Snow
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Food & Eating


TWENTY BLOCKS, by EGMONT HEGEL ARENS    Poem Text            
First Line: The daughters of the rich
Last Line: For my soul's quickening. ...
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Hunger; Restaurants; Upper Classes; Cafes; Diners


TWICKHAM TWEER, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shed a tear for twickham tweer
Subject(s): Food & Eating


TWILIGHT ON THE DESERT, by ETHEL FRANCES BARNARD    Poem Text            
First Line: It's twilight on the desert, stillness walks
Last Line: That chain immortal soul in mortal loam.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


TWO AMERICAN LANDSCAPES, by JAMES RORTY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I should hasten or cry out
Last Line: See, I bring you gifts of silence, and cool snows.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Landscape; Mountains; Hills; Downs (Great Britain)


UNCLE BUNGLE, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uncle bungle, now deceased
Subject(s): Food & Eating


UNCLE SIDNEY'S RHYMES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little rapacity greed was a glutton
Last Line: "and hopeless, -- ""he eats like -- he eats like an acid!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Gluttony; Rhyme


UNDER THE WINDOW: OURO PRETO, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The conversations are simple: about food
Last Line: A fountain, where all the world sgill stops
Subject(s): Food & Eating


UNDUE SIGNIFICANCE A STARVING MAN ATTACHES, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Was savory
Subject(s): Food & Eating


UNHOLY SONNET: 20, by MARK JARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One model asks another, 'what do you eat?'
Last Line: Eating down to the perfume of your wrist
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 7
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Resurrection, The; Jesus Christ


UNHOLY SONNET: 25, by MARK JARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing but pleasure in the bottle's voice
Last Line: As butter and olive oil, only pleasure watches
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 7
Subject(s): Pleasure; Food & Eating; Wine


UPON A MISER THAT MADE A GREAT FEAST; THE NEXT DAY HE DIED FOR GRIEF, by JOHN CLEVELAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nor 'scapes he so; our dinner was so good
Last Line: Throughout all ovid's metamorphoses.]
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Grief; Misers; Sorrow; Sadness


VALENTINE, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Too high, too high to pluck
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Love; Disappointment; Food & Eating


VERDANT GREEN AND THE CROW, by ROBERT BRUCE    Poem Text            
First Line: Young verdant saddled his horse at the rail
Last Line: "a woebegone, gizzard-wrung, ""r-r-r."
Subject(s): Birds; Crows; Deserts; Food & Eating; Fools; Idiots


VERMONT CORN MEAL, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What fun it used to be to feel
Last Line: To husky boys and yellow meal.
Subject(s): Corn; Farm Life; Food & Eating; Vermont; Agriculture; Farmers


VERMONT DRIED BEEF, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm sure 'twould give the world relief
Last Line: The supreme substance mortals know.
Subject(s): Beef; Food & Eating; Vermont


VERMONT OYSTER SUPPERS, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's nothing that I think of more
Last Line: Them oyster-suppered nights of yore!
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Oysters; Vermont


WAITRESSING IN THE ROOM WITH A THOUSAND MOONS, by MATTHEA HARVEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is difficult at best. The moons desperately want to circle
Last Line: The tables. Our leader has left us too
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses; Food & Eating


WASHINGTON'S OVENS, ADAMSES' LETTERS, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are stories in which the food is so here
Subject(s): Food & Eating; American Revolution


WE EAT OUT TOGETHER, by BERNADETTE MAYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart is a fancy place
Subject(s): Food & Eating


WHAT MONTEZUMA FED CORTES AND HIS MEN, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tamales, they like tamales
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Mexico, Indians Of; Montezuma Ii (1466-1520); Native Americans; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


WHAT SMITH KNEW ABOUT FARMING, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There wasn't two purtier farms in the state
Last Line: And leave agriculture alone -- and the browns.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Food & Eating; Harvest; Horticulture; Agriculture; Farmers


WHAT THE STARS SANG IN THE DESERT, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I woke in the desert rude
Last Line: The radiant silence hung.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Stars; Universe


WHEAT FIELDS, by LEXIE DEAN ROBERTSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is an honest dignity in wheat
Last Line: And for a fertile yield breathe thanks to god.
Subject(s): Bread; Fields; Food & Eating; Wheat; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


WHEN MARY MAKES THE BREAD, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: When mary makes the bread there gleams
Last Line: Our mary can make bread.
Subject(s): Bread; Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating


WHEN MOTHER STARTS THE APPLE SASS, by DOUGLAS MALLOCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some fellah says that thoughts are things
Last Line: When mother starts the apple sass.
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Food & Eating; Mothers


WHEN THE DESERT BLOOMS, by HENRY GEORGE WEISS    Poem Text            
First Line: Softly the desert breeze
Last Line: By the hot sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Flagg, Francis
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating


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


WHERE THE DEAD MEN LIE, by BARCROFT HENRY BOAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out on the wastes of the never never
Last Line: Death where the dead men lie.
Subject(s): Death; Deserts; Food & Eating; Dead, The


WHITE CONDUIT HOUSE, by WILLIAM WOTY    Poem Text            
First Line: Wished sunday's come: mirth brightens every face
Last Line: So long, white conduit house, shall be thy fame.'
Subject(s): Collective Behavior; Food & Eating; Houses; Restaurants; Waiters And Waitresses; Mobs; Crowds; Cafes; Diners


WOMAN ON TWENTY-SECOND EATING BERRIES, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She's not angry exactly but all business
Subject(s): Food & Eating


WORTERMELON TIME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old wortermelon time is a-comin' round ag'in
Last Line: Which is the why and wharefore, as you can plainly see.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Watermelons


YOUTH, by SAMUEL DUFF MCCOY    Poem Text            
First Line: You say new york is lovelier than ever?
Last Line: But, oh, how gay it was! What prophecies!
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Food & Eating; New York City; Restaurants; Youth; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Cafes; Diners


YUCCA, by MARIE TODD    Poem Text            
First Line: Yucca, yucca, burning white
Last Line: Holding high your candle's gleam.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Yucca Plants


YUMA, by CHARLES HENRY PHELPS    Poem Text            
First Line: Weary, weary, desolate / sand-swept, parched, and cursed of fate
Last Line: And the dread mirage are there.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating