Jack Prelutsky

(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

A Pizza the Size of the Sun - Poem by Jack Prelutsky

I'm making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that's sure to weigh more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.

I'm topping my pizza with mountains of cheese,
with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,
with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore,
with every last olive they had at the store.

My pizza is sure to be one of a kind,
my pizza will leave other pizzas behind,
my pizza will be a delectable treat,
that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.

The oven is hot, I believe it will take
a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
I can hardly wait til my pizza is done,
my wonderful pizza the size of the sun.


Comments about A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky

  • (3/20/2019 9:33:00 PM)

    Yummy poem! Makes my stomach growl. (Report) Reply

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  • Aniruddha Pathak (3/20/2019 1:02:00 AM)

    Wild imagination delectably fertile,
    And rhythm that goes the mile,
    Well done.
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  • (3/1/2019)

    This is an awesome poem, with great rhythm and flow and spot on humour. What kid wouldn't want a pizza like that? This should be published if it isn't already. It's a gem. Loved every word. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (2/28/2019 9:14:00 PM)

    Your best creation may take time much much longer than you would anticipate. This is what I've understood of this poem. Anybody agree or disagree?
    However, hearty congratulations to the poet on this poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'!
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  • Rajnish Manga (2/28/2019 12:13:00 PM)

    my pizza will be a delectable treat,
    that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.... //.... Quite an amazing poem.... highly delectable. Thanks.
    (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2019 7:44:00 AM)

    A fantastic fantasy. A pleasure to read. (Report) Reply

  • Drtony Brahmin (2/28/2019 4:30:00 AM)

    The oven is hot, I believe it will take
    a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
    I can hardly wait til my pizza is done,
    my wonderful pizza the size of the sun. good and humorous poem. very interesting, Tony
    (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/28/2019 1:09:00 AM)

    Fantastic poem by Jack Prelutsky.
    Onto my poem list......
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (2/28/2019 1:04:00 AM)

    PIZZA
    ........... HEART!
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/2/2018 3:07:00 AM)

    Short but meaningful! ! :) (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (1/15/2017 7:03:00 AM)

    Your place as an icon of poetry is for ever assured. My respects Jack. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/14/2016 9:09:00 AM)

    Wow so nicely written poem... (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (9/13/2015 5:12:00 PM)

    Not a fan of Pizzas, but I am a fan of funny good poems, and this has it in spades, Great Modern Poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Afrooz Jafarinoor (9/13/2015 1:48:00 PM)

    How nicely written! I also feel there's something more to it than that, but...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (9/13/2015 10:26:00 AM)

    I would love a slice of that pizza, but I don't think I can wait a year and a half for it to bake! What oven will you use, Jack? (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/13/2015 8:22:00 AM)

    With mountains of cheese. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • G. Akanji Olaniyi (9/13/2015 5:20:00 AM)

    That will be a very hugely big pizza! Lovely work! ! (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (9/13/2015 5:01:00 AM)

    Wow me n my sons would luv to dive in n tuck this pizza in...well written (Report) Reply

  • Kinyua Karanja (9/13/2015 2:49:00 AM)

    Nice poem about extra ordinary pizza, grand mum of all pizza, but still there is 1001 meaning in it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 21, 2015


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