Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How do lemons and the paper a poem is written on resemble each other?

The short direct answer is shape.
Lemons beg to rest in a shape resembling a bowl. Concave. The love of a lip.
Poems love to recline. Yes, think bed. Poems are smitten by rest.

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  1. Hypotheticals (continued)

    The merchant recalled an article on the spy game Mincemeat
    The author had conjoined espionage and poetry in a clever way:
    "The deceptions of intelligence are not conventional narratives...
    They are poems, capable of multiple interpretations." (Gladwell)

    So it was up to him to send the foreman some poems
    perhaps bury them in a basket of lemons and apples
    So he contacted the purveyor of fruits they had met
    on the way to the factory, by way of the councilman