Yaks Are Wonderful

Poem By Pete Crowther

Yaks are wonderful
but they make terrible cheese.
Their nature is kind and gentle
unlike the spitting llama;
sometimes you may hear them
in the small hours of the night
talking quietly among themselves.
They are dreamy animals
much given to flights of fancy
but their manners are perfect,
old-fashioned and gentlemanly.
So far no-one has explained
why their cheese is so terrible.
Philosophers and gourmets
have long debated the issue,
even held joint symposia
on the subject but still they are baffled,
and the matter remains open for debate.
The cheese of cows, goats, and even
sheep is much to be preferred;
if you take my advice,
you will eschew yak cheese —
it really is terrible.

Comments about Yaks Are Wonderful

Actually I don't like cheese. But i like this poem. It's a good one and i specially loved the title. Yaks are wonderful is a wonderful title :)
Pete, I love this. It's so quirky with a great title. Gotta be a 10. Hugs Anna xxx


Rating Card

5,0 out of 5
2 total ratings

Other poems of CROWTHER

A Biker's Funeral

(In memory of Stephen (Reggie) Pearce
of Kilnsea,1980–2005)

The wind blows cold through the churchyard trees

A Camera Has The Trick Of Freezing Time

The photo’s small and rather creased but there
We are, a family group in black and white.
A camera has the trick of freezing time.
We’re posed before a boat outside our house,

A Rat In Springtime

It was a lovely day,
The hawthorn hedge
Was coming into bloom
And on the lawn

2005

Goodbye Two Thousand and Four,
Bombs, disaster and war.

Welcome 2005,

A Secret Whisper

I rarely go by bus but when I do
For safety’s sake I choose a seat well back.
Today the bus was crowded like a zoo,
My seat companion wore a plastic mac,

Yuletide Wish

This is our yuletide wish for you—
May you find light in winter’s skies
May you have peace in the midst of strife
May you have joy where sadness lies