Thursday, April 17, 2014

EGG THOUGHTS by Russell Hoban


EGG THOUGHTS

Soft-Boiled
I do not like the way you slide,
I do not like your soft inside,
I do not like you many ways,
And I could do for many days
Without a soft-boiled egg.

Sunny-Side-Up
With their yolks and whites all runny
They are looking at me funny.

Sunny-Side-Down
Lying face-down on the plate
On their stomachs there they wait.

Poached
Poached eggs on toast, why do you shiver
With such a funny little quiver?

Scrambled
I eat as well as I am able,
But some falls underneath the table.

Hard-Boiled
With so much suffering today
Why do them any other way?

- Russell Hoban
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children