Poem of the Week 02

Where Broccoli Comes From

 Michael Rosen


Not many people know

that broccoli grows in the armpits

of very big green men

who live in the forest

and brave broccoli cutters

go deep into the forests

and they creep up on the

very big green men.

They wait for the

very big green men

to fall asleep

and the broccoli cutters

get out their

great big broccoli razors

and they shave the


of the very big green men.

And that’s where broccoli

comes from.

Not many people know that.

Just thought I’d let you know.