A Pizza the Size of the Sun

(A post in honor of National Poetry Month)

A Pizza the Size of the Sun
by Jack Prelutsky

I’m making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that’s sure to weigh more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauce.

I’m topping my pizza with mountains of cheese,
with acres of peppers, pimentos, and peas,
with mushrooms, tomatoes, and sausage galore,
with every last olive they had at the store.

My pizza is sure to be one of a kind,
my pizza will leave other pizzas behind,
my pizza will be a delectable treat
that all who love pizza are welcome to eat.

The oven is hot, I believe it will take
a year and a half for my pizza to bake.
I hardly can wait till my pizza is done,
my wonderful pizza the size of the sun.

If there was ever a pizza deserving a poem, it was this dessert pizza we made one night for the kids and a friend with a sweet tooth. I rolled the pizza dough in granulated sugar instead of flour, spread out a single layer of chocolate chips, sprinkled crushed Heath bar, topped with marshmallows, and grilled it on the barbeque at 500 degrees. Sounds strange – looks a bit odd, too – but it certainly was a delectable treat.

My pizza is sure to be one of a kind / my pizza will leave other pizzas behind!

Click here for more information about National Poetry Month from the Academy of American Poets.

15 Comments

  1. This is my favorite poem!!!!!

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    • all of Jack prelutsky’s poems are good

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      • Yes they are!

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  2. Awsome poem im using it for my class

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    • it is, Camren! What grade do you teach?

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    • omg im in 6th grade and i have a project and im totes using this!

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  3. wow, I can picture this pizza, and the dessert pizza looks pretty good! yum!

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  4. i love this poem my mom would always read us this book when she tucked us in at night (of course when i was young) my favorite was this!

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  5. Im in 6th grade and I’m making a reading project for my class and I chose a book of Jack Prelutzky’s best poems =) They’re so cute!

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    • They really are cute, Sage. I also like his volume called “The Dragons Are Singing Tonight.” One of my favorite lines: “If you don’t believe in dragons, / It is curiously true / That the dragons you disparage / Choose to not to believe in you.”
      Good luck on your project!
      Maggie

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  6. This is a good websit for schools to read pomes in class!

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  7. I
    love
    this
    poem.
    I
    have
    this
    book
    at
    school

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  8. I like pizza !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I like this poem pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Awesome poem!!!! That looks so good!!!

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