Poem: There’s Always Things to Come Back to the Kitchen For

Another wonderful poem shared at a recent workshop. Would be interesting to see how students can imitate the same poetic structure as Alison Wong’s poem below, but keep things as simple or as difficult as their vocabulary and imagination would allow them. 🙂

There’s Always Things to Come Back to the Kitchen For

a bowl of plain steamed rice
a piece of bitter dark chocolate
a slice of crisp peeled pear

a mother or father who understands
the kitchen is the centre of the universe

children who sail out on long elliptical orbits
and always come back, sometimes like comets, sometimes like moons

Alison Wong

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