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.


Anonymous 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.


Andromeda Jazmon said...

I love this poem!