Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What does breakfast and the title of a poem have in common?

As it is and does.
Of course, I often think of the title as the first line of the poem. Sometimes, it's the entire poem.

How something begins matters -- whether speaking of the body or a title/text.

So what was today's breakfast?

a pot of black tea early on


cut Persian cucumber
smoked salmon (flavored by ginger & tea)
manilla mango

I admit, not the usual 1950s breakfast in New Jersey.

1 comment:

  1. Hypotheticals (continued)

    Some lines of verse or prose could be sent
    The foreman would receive them and wonder
    had the enemy found his address or workplace
    had the friend sent a code of warning or support

    the ambiguity of the message
    might then elicit a response
    and thus an action could be taken
    to counter further ill effects of his deeds