Down home southern styled catfish
Hot sauce and spiced dish
Golden hush puppies in place
Pleasant to the taste
Beans, greens, dirty rice
Cool as ice
Author's comments: The “Epulaeryu” poem is all about delicious food.
It consists of seven lines with thirty-three (33) syllables.
The first line has seven (7) syllables, the second line five (5),
the third line seven (7), the fourth line five (5), the fifth line five (5),
the sixth line three (3), and the seventh line has only one (1) syllable
which ends with an exclamation mark. The form is (7/5/7/5/5/3/1).
Each line has one subject which is the main course for a meal.
The corresponding lines are built around the main course.
The poem ends with an exclamation point.
The ending line expresses the writer’s excitement
and feelings about the meal.
The Epulaeryu poem was developed by Joseph S. Spence, Sr.