Friday, August 29, 2014


ignites an email.  How so?  Email a recipe and you are sending taste.  And color.  Email a poem and you are forwarding feeling.  And thought.   Tangible & virtual, vegetal & mineral is imagination.  Now, should we consider imagination as plural?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


A folded candle holder -- iridescent.   Vaguely vegetal.  A taste of asparagus.  What's vegetal in a poem?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


shoots.  Edible.  And the tree -- notched & flexible.  Elegant with skin you wish to touch.  Who doesn't love to touch paper.  Ask any pen.  

Monday, August 25, 2014


Whenever I eat a good grape I marvel how sweet & wet love each other.  Makes me think of the fountain pen loving paper.  And if the poem be sweet & wet wouldn't that be a marvel, too.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Color changes.   Changes with the perception of the seer.  Changes with light.  Changes with emotion.  No different than food.  No different than words.  Do any two people experience a lemon exactly the same?  Do any two folks write about lemons with the exact same words?


The smell of comfort.  And anything put upon it -- welcomed.  Toast is paper primed for a poem.  Smell & eat.

Saturday, August 23, 2014


As in purse.  Purple purse.  With writing a purple passage.  With food comes the eggplant, beans, and asapargus.  Salt the eggplant before cooking & rise well.  And if words be salted & rinsed?  


August is a great time for the farmer's market -- a welcomed explosion of color & texture.  Taste, too.  May the next poem written be a welcomed explosion of color & sound & texture & taste.  May it read well on the "plate."  


Like poetry, many salads are unlikely.   Unlikely?  Unlikely combintations and repetitition.

Unlikely Farro Salad

cooked farro
cut up a ripe peach (great peach season this year)
cut up an avocado
cut up tomatoes (variety of heirlooms -- best or multi-colored cherry tomatoes)
rosemary olive oil

mix.  enjoy

How does one arrive at the past tense of unlikely?  Cut up a fresh fig or two and add to the above.

Friday, August 22, 2014


What can I give to the garden in exchange for the most exquisite yellow squash, sauteed with red onion, olive oil, garlic, pepper, lemon thyme?

Who brings words?  & where are they taken?


Leaves waver
Squash blossoms waver
Words wavers
A spoon -- wooden -- wavers
over the Fiori di Zucca
the kitchen bows to garlic
olive oil, butter, white


Each place is unique in its handling of reflection.    Often, depending upon the size of light.

Might there be a correlation between the conditions of light, paper, pen,  knife & cutting board? Perhaps, confluence? What seeds do a reflection embrace?  Which words?