Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Found Poem 7 - Poem by Michael Shepherd

What does happen occasionally
is that Kenny gets an idea for a dish
and writes on the specials board
- yes, there is a specials board -
something like Indomalekian Sunrise Stew.

(Kenny and his oldest son, Charlie,
invented the country of Indomalekia
along with its culinary traditions.)

A couple of weeks later, someone
finally orders Indomalekian Sunrise Stew
and Kenny can't remember what he had in mind
when he thought it up.

Fortunately, the customer doesn't know, either,
so Kenny just invents it again on the spot.

Comments about Found Poem 7 by Michael Shepherd

  • (4/12/2006 4:17:00 PM)

    It reminds me of 'Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite' - fun! (Report) Reply

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  • (4/9/2006 4:49:00 AM)

    I agree that your sign-off line is a better visual image of a restaurant kitchen, Mr Konisberg...but it's strictly against the rules of 'found objects', 'found poetry' etc, to alter any detail...

    Interestingly, it comes from a restaurant review of a locally celebrated eatery with a 'no more than four to a table' rule, in its crammed room; about which Robert Hershon has written a poem, 'Never Five'; which I'm told is now printed on the menu..What amused me was that the style of this review is not dissimilar to Hershon's own deadpan style...
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 8, 2006

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