poet Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell

#371 on top 500 poets

Oatmeal

I eat oatmeal for breakfast.
I make it on the hot plate and put skimmed milk on it.
I eat it alone.
........................
........................
read full text »


Rating Card

3,0 out of 5
92 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about Oatmeal by Galway Kinnell

  • Roop Rekha BhaskarRoop Rekha Bhaskar (6/15/2015 1:45:00 AM)

    Ha ha Ha! i really enjoyed this one so different poem. As a new member this poem was a chance reading because of curiosity. Am i glad i did it. I did so much need to break my smile into a laugh. What an imagination! ! Lovely. Oi 'ad a 'eck of a toime, he said, more or less, ha ha... Oi 've Otmeal too with you.

    Report Reply
    3 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (12/30/2014 7:01:00 AM)

    I don't usually like long poems, but was fascinated by this one. What an imagination! I was attracted to the title in the first place because I have a poem OATMEAL OMELET. Oh, wait, I think I changed the title to STRANGE FOODS: OATMEAL OMELET.

    Report Reply
    2 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Nancy Thompson (1/9/2013 6:51:00 PM)

    It's interesting how different this version is from the version in a book we have - purchased at a reading by Galway Kinnell. He autographed that particular poem at the time. There are extra lines in the version above.

    Report Reply
    4 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • elly nelly (3/7/2012 6:26:00 AM)

    The wording should be with God's reckless wobble not with a reckless, shining wobble.

    Report Reply
    4 person liked.
    4 person did not like.