We are celebrating National Poetry Month here at the library with a “prompt a week.” Library users are invited to post an original poem on the week’s topic. This week’s prompt is “food.” Food poems can be about how much you love a certain food of course, but oftentimes poets use food as a jumping off point to write about all aspects of life. Thoughts of food can spark thoughts of family, joy, sadness — all the stuff of life. The sample here is a good example of a food poem that says so much more.
You can post your poem in the comments here, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or drop off a copy at the library. We look forward to reading your words!