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Selma Raskin

"Where there's a sibling / There's quibbling."

Selma Raskin

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"Stews, like most people, improve with age."

Selma Raskin, "Petite Marmite," Vittles & Verse (1989)

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"We toast Thanksgiving Day! / O Day of Cheer! / When first the bird is stuffed, / And, later, we're!"

Selma Raskin, "November Thursday," Vittles & Verse (1989)

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"A trout, sauteed, with almonds on it / Is proper subject for a sonnet; / My praise is loud for sole -- and louder / For bouillabaisse or Boston chowder; / And tender is the mood evoked / In me by salmon, fresh or smoked. / Indeed I offer warm reception / To all seafood, with one exception: / My cold disdain will never thaw / For oysters on the half-shell -- raw."

Selma Raskin, "Snub Marine," Vittles & Verse (1989)

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"Our coffee table does its part. / Staunchly it holds objets d'art, / Flowers, books, a dish of toffee, / And, sometimes, although rarely, / Coffee."

Selma Raskin, "Table Fable," Vittles & Verse (1989)

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"When girls / Get curvier, / And boys -- / Obsurvier!"

Selma Raskin, "The Teen Age," Vittles & Verse (1989)

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"I can't quite summon up the nerve / To bare my pale, imperfect torso, / Till all around me I observe / Shapes like mine -- or even more so!"

Selma Raskin, "The Teen Age," Vittles & Verse (1989)

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Selma Raskin, U.S. poet
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