Italian Food

by Sheldon Silverstein, 1930-1999

For fans of Shel Silverstein... and Italian food!

Shel Silverstein's poetry lives on in "Every Thing On It ~ Poems and Drawings", published posthumously, in 2011. Must be read aloud to be fully appreciated... as must most poetry, come to think of it...

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.

© 2011 Evil Eye, LLC

Posted on June 17, 2015 and filed under Poetry & Quotes.