In science we learned about food chains
but clearly that does not apply
to sushi, which comes on a food train
chew-chewing as it passes by.
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2013
From Kevin (Kevin's Meandering Mind):
biding his time,
as his dinner cavorts
with others in line.
One might think
there were hours to wait,
as dinner flows by
on a small blue plate.
with too many choices,
the predator slinks home
in his stomach, the voices
call out for some meat,
some rice, some fish,
something of substance
from the small moving dish.
But, alas, that won't be
so he takes out his bread
spreads peanut butter and jelly
and slinks off to bed.
©Kevin Hodgson, 2013
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From Linda (TeacherDance):
With Apologies to Joyce Kilmer
I think I never want to see
a sushi train click-clack by me,
a train who only runs to serve
those with quick hands and steely nerve,
a train full of makimono and
futomaki - nori the outside band.
I will accompany friends who wish
to grab each and every tasty dish
But I’ll sit calmly with spring rolls and tea.
These trains aren’t made for fools like me.
©Linda Baie, 2013
From Carol (Carol's Corner):
The sushi bar
in the neighborhood
opened to great fanfare.
Chefs banging gongs,
to come try this fishy delight.
And I watched
carts loaded with
pepsi, hot dogs, white bread,
tortillas, enchiladas, frijoles,
chitlings, collard greens, mac and cheese,
in a whole new world
of sashimi, wasabi, and squid.
(c) Carol Wilcox, 2013
The theme of my 2013 National Poetry Month Project is
"Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations."
I will be using the media to inspire my poetry, but I am going to invite my students to use my daily media picks to inspire any original creation: poems, stories, comics, music, videos, sculptures, drawings...anything!
You are invited to join the fun, too! Leave a link to your creation in the comments and I'll add it to that day's post. I'll add pictures of my students' work throughout the month as well.