In a poet’s pantry you will find
Ingredients of different kinds:
A jar of metaphors and rhyme:
Try them if you have the time.
In this small tin – well what’s inside?
Let’s get it out. It mustn’t hide.
Sizzle frizzle - look what’s here!
It’s crispy onomatopoeia.
Look! Ballads – rhythmic - lyrical –
And this one’s quite satirical.
A jar of love, a tin of fun –
And nonsense too for everyone.
Alliteration? On the shelf –
I’ll take a little for myself.
Magic, mystery - witchcraft too?
Yes, they’ll make tasty poems for you!
Rhythm? Yes, take lots - that’s fine –
My poems will bounce along the line!
Stories? Yes, I’m sure you’ll know –
But that’s enough! It’s time to go.