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Selma Raskin

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

    • Selma Raskin
  • Stews, like most people, improve with age.

    • Selma Raskin,
    • "Petite Marmite," Vittles & Verse ()
  • We toast Thanksgiving Day! / O Day of Cheer! / When first the bird is stuffed, / And, later, we're!

    • Selma Raskin,
    • "November Thursday," Vittles & Verse ()
  • 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 ()
  • 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 ()
  • When girls / Get curvier, / And boys — / Obsurvier!

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

Selma Raskin, U.S. poet