Friday, May 18, 2007

Poetry Friday:Fat Is Not A Fairy Tale

Fat Is Not A Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen

I am thinking of a fairy tale,
Cinder Elephant,
Sleeping Tubby,
Snow Weight,
where the princess is not
anorexic, wasp-waisted,
flinging herself down the stairs.

The rest of the poem is at Poetry 180: Library of Congress.

The round up is at Big A little a.

2 comments:

Liz in Ink said...

Bounty and the Beast...
Where everything round is good.

This is soooo good -- both wry and political, comforting and smart as all get-out.

Thanks!!!!

cloudscome said...

I love this poem!

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