This week for Wacky Wednesday we’re going to get a little artsy fartsy. Not so much with our food, mind you. That will be pretty plain fare. But since April is National Poetry Month we’re going to embrace that and challenge ourselves to have an entire meal inspired by poetry.
I’ll confess that my own love of poetry has sharply declined in the past several years. Truthfully, I am not sure if it was rediscovering some of my own junior-high journals filled with abysmal navel-gazing poetry or if it is just that after I had kids my leisure time for reading was so drastically reduced that poetry just didn’t make the cut.
Either way, I’d say that it was a genre that was largely ignored by me for several years. Until I got so tired of reading the same kiddie reading material night after night that I reached for something else; my own worn copy of Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends”. And just like that my interest in poetry was rekindled. Granted, it’s not very highbrow but I’ve loved introducing my kids to the silly ideas and syncopated rhythms that are the hallmarks kid’s poetry.
And so tonight we’ll start with one of our favorites as inspiration:
Oodles of Noodles
I love noodles. Give me oodles.
Make a mound up to the sun.
Noodles are my favorite foodles.
I eat noodles by the ton.
Here is what is on the menu this week:
For sure we’ll be reading these poems and perhaps others because that is the funny thing I’ve discovered about my kids and poetry. Usually, once we start we can’t stop. They are almost as contagious as those juvenile joke books.