Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bartender. How is a poet like a bartender?

The bartender tends the bar. Keeps conversation & liquids in a fine balance. The poet (a wordtender) tends to the shape & sound of letters, until a receptive ear arrives.

So, is cooktender (cook-tender?) instruction in a recipe? Or an Old English word for the one who tends the meal? Perhaps, we should ask Gertrude.

1 comment:

  1. chilled is the hand which shakes the evening
    into its warmer cup