By Josie Whitehead
Learning the Names for Different Tastes
This is a wonderful Performance Poem
A lady went around last week:
'Collecting tastes,' she said:
She seized the taste of marmalade
And the doughy taste of bread.
She also pilfered fruity tastes -
The bitter and the sweet;
The salty and the spicy tastes
And the savoury taste of meat.
The zesty taste of oranges,
The minty tastes as well -
The fishy tastes and cheesy tastes
And, . . . . Oh no! - not caramel!
She’s stolen many other things -
Too many here to list -
But other than the things from me,
She grabbed things you’ll have missed:
That creamy taste of chocolate, mmm -
That’s gone I am quite sure -
But crispy crisps? They’re flavourless
And let me think what more.
Now burgers are unsavoury
And sausages as well.
She snatched their tastes, but guess what else . .
She also grabbed their smell!!!
'And pizza?' It’s distasteful now -
I hope you will not mind.
'And deep fried chips?' Quite yucky now -
Well, this is what you’ll find.
Although the tastes have left these foods,
She’s left you quite a few -
And salads, fruit and vegetables
Are all good tastes for you.
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