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Glen Sorestad


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Ice cream is delicious
in any language you name.
It transcends borders
and cultures with ease.
It would unite nations
if nations desired it.
No war was started
over ice cream. If wars
must be fought let both
sides use ice cream.
Only ice cream evokes
the same delighted smile
on the smooth bland face
of an eight month old,
an animated eight year old,
a furrowed eighty year old.

Eat ice cream in a cone,
with a dish and spoon,
on a stick, or as a bar.
Ice cream doesn
’t care.
It loves you the same.

© by Glen Sorestad.
Used with the author’s permission.

 


Glen Sorestad is a Canadian poet, fiction writer, editor, publisher, anthologist, and public speaker. Author of more than 25 books of poetry and numerous short stories, his work has appeared in more than 70 anthologies and textbooks and his book, Selected Poems from Dancing Birches, was published in Italy in a bilingual edition. Glen has been appointed to The Order of Canada, that country's highest non-military honor, served as Saskatchewan’s first Poet Laureate from 2000 - 2004, and has given public readings of his poetry in every province of Canada, as well as in many U.S. states and many parts of Europe. Glen lives in Saskatoon with his wife, Sonia, who he claims is his "first and most enthusiastic reader and editor." Learn more about Glen here.

                             

 

 

Post New Comment:
Dorcas:
My passion!
Posted 07/25/2015 05:13 AM
jtmilford:
Make mine pistachio and strawberry. Easy all ice cream no war. Delicious poem.
Posted 07/19/2015 08:43 PM
Lori Levy:
The first stanza says it all. Love the ideas in this poem!
Posted 07/19/2015 12:23 PM
Supa:
Thanks for this delicious bit of fun.
Posted 07/19/2015 12:36 AM


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