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Subject - Food & Drink

With all of the cookbooks you can find now-days at a bookstore you might think there would be a similarly large volume of poems on the subject, but they seem to be rather rare.

Poetry is the cipher key to the five mystic wishes packed in a hollow sliver bullet fed to a flying fish. - Carl Sandburg


  1. Beer by George Arnold
  2. Dinner in a Quick Lunch Room by Stephen Vincent Benét
  3. Address to a Haggis by Robert Burns

    only Burns would write a poem in praise of a sausage

  4. Beautiful Soup by Lewis Carroll
  5. The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll
  6. A Cider Song by G. K. Chesterton
  7. Wine and Water by G. K. Chesterton
  8. To The Immortal Memory of the Halibut by William Cowper
  9. Ale by W. H. Davies
  10. The Ballade of the Glutton by Norman Rowland Gale
  11. Cherries by Wilfred Gibson
  12. Raisin Pie by Edgar Guest
  13. With strawberries we filled a tray by William Ernest Henley
  14. Oberon's Feast by Robert Herrick

    definitely a strange menu

  15. Of Books and Cheese by John Heywood
  16. Sparkling and Bright by Charles Fenno Hoffman
  17. Mint Julep by Charles Fenno Hoffman
  18. The Hair-Tonic Bottle by Ben King

    parodies Woodworth's The Old Oaken Bucket

  19. Drinking Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  20. Oh, For a Bowl of Fat Canary by John Lyly
  21. The Nut-Brown Ale by John Marston
  22. A Toast by George Santayana
  23. Sonnet to a Clam by John Godfrey Saxe
  24. To a Goose by Robert Southey
  25. The Cantelope by Bayard Taylor

    a quaint memory of a lost love

  26. The Ballad of Bouillabaisse by William Makepeace Thackeray
  27. Persicos Odi by William Makepeace Thackeray
  28. Christmas Cheer by Thomas Tusser
  29. The Gourmet's Love Song by P. G. Wodehouse

The subject indexes are a wonderful way to browse Poets' Corner, leading you to works you might not find any other way. I hope also that they can help the site to seem less overwhelming than it might at first. If you have suggestions or comments about the Subject Indicies please contact Jon Lachelt.

The quotes from Carl Sandburg on the heading of some of the subject pages are from his book of poems, Good Morning America.

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