Itty Bitty Poems

I’ve been reading a book of poetry called Short and Sweet which collects the editors (Simon Armitage) favorite poems which are less than 13 lines long. I thought I would share one of my favorites with you at this moment:
To Whom It May Concern
Andrew Motion
This poem about ice cream
has nothing to do with government,
with riot, with any political scheme.
It is a poem about ice cream. You see?
About how you might stroll into a shop
and ask: One Strawberry Split. One Mivvi.
What did I tell you? No one will die.
No licking tongues will melt like candle wax.
This is a poem about ice cream. Do not cry.

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  1. Firda

    Now I have Sarah McLachlan’s “Ice Cream” stuck in my head. Ack!