JOSIE'S POEMS

Senses Poems

By Josie Whitehead

Learning the Names for Different Tastes

This is a wonderful Performance Poem

Taste-Taker (The)

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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Oh, this is SUCH a popular poem.  Thousands came to it when I introduced it on the Times Educational  Teachers' Forums.  Perhaps you were one who introduced it to your class.  Would anyone like to make lesson plans for teachers?  Contact me:  josiewhitehead@talktalk.net