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Ice Cream
Glen Sorestad

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 over twenty books of poetry and many short stories, his work has appeared in more than sixty anthologies and textbooks. His latest book of poems is Hazards of Eden: Poems of the Southwest(Lamar University Press, 2015) Sorestad served from 2000-2004 as Saskatchewan’s first Poet Laureate and has given public readings of his poetry in every province of Canada, as well as in the U.S. and many parts of Europe. In November of 2010, Glen was inducted into the esteemed Order of Canada for his lifetime of outstanding literary achievement, dedication to his community, and service to his nation. Glen lives in Saskatoon; learn more about him here.


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Posted 07/25/2015 05:13 AM
Make mine pistachio and strawberry. Easy all ice cream no war. Delicious poem.
Posted 07/19/2015 08:43 PM
This is fun, and true. However, if it were not written in "poet lines" it would appear to be the prose that I think it is.
Posted 07/19/2015 04:09 PM
Lori Levy:
The first stanza says it all. Love the ideas in this poem!
Posted 07/19/2015 12:23 PM
Thanks for this delicious bit of fun.
Posted 07/19/2015 12:36 AM

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