"With my thirst and my hunger...."
See in text (Feast)
Just as the meter and rhyme scheme create in the reader a felt experience of unsatisfied want, so too does the overall leanness of the poem. “Feast” is just three brief stanzas of spare diction, stripped of unnecessary adjectives and descriptions. Its form is a reflection of its own philosophy. It is also a vehicle for an experience of leanness and hunger in the reader, who likely expects a poem entitled “Feast” to deliver more.