Jimi Doyle

Rookie - 104 Points (Chicago)

Ode To Macaroni - Poem by Jimi Doyle

Strong enough to carry
a war army on your back
union of purpose
heart with hand
sun buffs floated
through green gold wheat.

Strong enough to carry
40,000 acres of last-patch farmland
through Morgan County
bank notes.

Magnetized into
cooperation through
the sea-crested toiling
of cauldrons...

Still strong enough to carry
every kitchen in this neighborhood
from Poland
and Mexico
and Kankakee.

Strong enough to hold
as if in factory- calloused hands
Spices
Sausages
Salt

The mornings diminish
by twos and threes
and birds of differing songs
land in wheatfields...
on the fingerslips.


Comments about Ode To Macaroni by Jimi Doyle

  • Bri Edwards (7/4/2017 12:06:00 PM)


    i don't get it. no cheese? (Report) Reply

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  • (12/13/2006 2:51:00 PM)


    clever and true: : : I love cooking and i am looking forvard to part TWO 'ode to a potato love and peace pia (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 29, 2004

Poem Edited: Monday, July 13, 2009


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