Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chop chop. What is chop chop and how does it relate to poetry?

Chop chop are leftovers employed in the service of side-dishes of little savories. Bright colors in small dishes. A tablespoon or so at a time. Makes me think of blink poems and how a blank page invites them as if an inviting bowl.

Yesterday's chop chop is today's chop chop. Yesterday's poem is today's poem. Let's remember and honor the longevity (staying power) of leftovers whether it be in the form of food and/or alphabet.

For an example of chop chop, pls see blog post 2/14 -- Frittata. Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. Hypotheticals (continued)

    The next day I walked to the nearest market
    and asked for celery hearts and new potatoes
    It had been a long time since I had been there
    and his face, stoic and full of stories, opened