Originally Published: September 21, 2011

I just listened on NPR to several beautiful poems in the new book Everything On It written by the late and so very, very great poet, Shel Siverstein. If you are a fan of his all-time classic Where the Sidewalk Ends then it looks like you will love this latest collection from one of the all-time greats.

No surprise but the one on Italian Food is my favorite!

Italian Food
Oh, how I love Italian food.
I eat it all the time,
Not just ’cause how good it tastes
But ’cause how good it rhymes.
Minestrone, cannelloni,
Macaroni, rigatoni,
Spaghettini, scallopini,
Escarole, braciole,
Insalata, cremolata, manicotti,
Marinara, carbonara,
Shrimp francese, Bolognese,
Ravioli, mostaccioli,
Mozzarella, tagliatelle,
Fried zucchini, rollatini,
Fettuccine, green linguine,
Tortellini, Tetrazzini,
Oops–I think I split my jeani.

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