Our First-Ever Poem

We’re publishing our first poem in this travel issue, and it’s by an 8-year-old in Brooklyn, no less.

MAXINE

Maxine’s interpretation of a visit to the Union Square Greenmarket.

Editor’s note: Our upcoming travel issue features several firsts including a coloring book page, my editor’s letter and a poem. Maxine, a fellow Brooklynite, wrote to us from her mother’s email address earlier this summer:  

My name is Maxine and I am in 3rd Grade in Brooklyn. 

I love food and I love to write poetry. I wrote this poem after a visit to the Union Square Farmers Market. Please consider publishing it in your magazine!

Unlike many of the pitches I receive, there was no question. I replied requesting that she illustrate it too, and thanks to her supportive and enthusiastic mom (you’re awesome, Heather!), we’re honored to share Maxine’s print debut: 

Farmer’s Market
By: Maxine (age 8)

The meat it steams in the air.
The veggies dance in the sweet blues.
Flowers bloom here and there.
For there is no happiness like mine, for I have been eating poetry!

As inspired by Maxine’s poem as we are? Want to pitch us an equally creative idea? Write to us at [email protected]

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Ariel Lauren Wilson

Lauren is the editor-in-chief of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn.