Poem of the Month
"ODE TO A PICKLE"
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Instead of "Bagel with a Shmear", I have decided to go with "Ode to a Pickle" which is in the same food group and was written around the same point in time - - a long long time ago. This is the first time that this Poetic Limerick has been published in any form and I hope that you like it. If not, go eat a pickle. If you do like it, go eat a pickle anyway - - they are tasty.
ODE TO A PICKLE
I do love the taste of a pickle,
They used to cost only a nickel;
So crunchy and sour,
So nice to devour,
A fondness which never is fickle.
The cucumber grown slightly curved,
Within pickle brine its preserved;
Adding some flavor,
A one that I savor,
Whenever a sandwich is served.
There are sweet pickles of many kinds,
I love "Tiny Treats" made by Heinz;
Though not too nutritious,
The gherkin's delicious,
To eat with some sweet melon rinds.
Some pickles I eat from the jar,
Only large kosher dill ones so far;
Deli pickles by Vlasic,
Are truly a classic,
Mouth watering taste beyond par.
It is doubtful that I'll ever meet,
A pickle that I will not eat;
This fruit of the vine,
That is pickled in brine,
Once you eat one you have to repeat.
Copyright 1997 by Joel D. Ash - - All Rights Reserved
SOME WORDS ABOUT NEXT MONTH'S POEM OF THE MONTH
The Poetic Limerick planned for June dates from 2002 and this one, entitled "Scarlet O'Schwartz" is a mix of "Gone with the Wind" and Jewish humor.
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