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Jersey Sweet Corn
Pat Brisson


My sympathy to those of you
not living in or passing through
the Garden State at summer's end;
You don't know what you're missing, friend.

Our corn deserves its reputation
as best of any in the nation
milky kernels, sugar-sweet,
a buttered, salty, summer treat.

Imagine summer on your tongue
those happy times when you were young
and days were never-ending bliss
Jersey Sweet Corn tastes like this.

This poem first appeared on the Society of Classical Poets website (December 2016).
Used here with permission.



Pat Brisson is a former elementary school teacher, school librarian, and reference librarian in a public library. She has been writing picture books and easy-to-read chapter books for almost thirty years and
has received the N. J. Governor's Volunteer Award in Human Services for her philanthropic work. Pat lives in Phillipsburg, New Jersey; learn more about her at



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Nabby Dog:
As one who was born and raised in New Jersey and I can attest that this lovely poem speaks the truth about our delicious corn. It is an eloquent and fitting tribute!
Posted 09/17/2019 10:53 AM
Love it...corn and poem!!! Here in NC, we have Silver Queen!!
Posted 09/17/2019 08:56 AM
I love your rhyming couplets.
Posted 09/17/2019 08:16 AM
Another great poem from the author of "Before We Eat" - one of my favorite books!
Posted 09/17/2019 05:28 AM

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