More poetry for April

I love this poem!  You’ll find it in Never Take a Pig to Lunch and other poems about the fun of eating selected by Nadine Bernard Westcott.  It’s called “I am Learning.”

I am learning

to move my chop

sticks                        through

the vegetables             and


and                 through

the oriental                              treat

we have


but      in

between        my

smiles and bites   i

write a       message

in the      sweet         and







by Arnold Adoff

As much as I try to use chopsticks the proper way, I’ve never been very good at using them.  This poem certainly makes me feel better!

About Kathy

Senior Librarian, Children's Dept, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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