Can anyone identify the poem that begins with this line?
August 28, 2018 8:25 PM   Subscribe

"I have baked a ham and sat with friends"

This was the first line, or maybe just a line, of a poem that was a favorite of my high school English teacher years ago. I can't recall anything else about it---even its era. But now that I have baked a ham and sat with friends myself many, many times, I'd like to remember it. Can anyone help?

Thanks so much!
posted by ragtimepiano to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Apparently it is a line from "Inventory at Dawn" by Eleanor Saltzman.
posted by Paragon at 8:35 PM on August 28, 2018 [2 favorites]

Love this poem. It’s _Inventory at Dawn_ by Eleanor Salzman. This is the only place I could find it online. If you happen to be in the Midwest, most of the uni libraries will have her 1948 book.
posted by Kalatraz at 8:36 PM on August 28, 2018 [3 favorites]

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