Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
Here are two little known facts about shadows: one, they are capable of blooming; two, they are ubiquitous as wildflowers. Much like carrots are prevalent in kitchens; pens on a poet's desk.
Monday, February 4, 2019
Something about here today, gone tomorrow?
Something about reflection?
Something about concave and convex?
Now, consider the above without the question marks. Have you?
And should you ask, why is there nothing about food, nor poetry?
There is. Simply consider the concave and convex.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
to come across such a wondrous patch. Luscious clumps of daffodils. It feels like a planned memorial. Few other wonders blooming at this time. Sacred. Like a meal shared with a stranger. Like a stranger being touched by one of your poems. Wondrous, indeed. Hopeful, too.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
That covers it all -- from meal to paper for poetry. Yup not much else to say but it's important every once in a while to look up. Stretch the neck. If need be, squint. Look deeply where the moon will be later. Write that down.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Who would think Delicata (squash) and tulips would be pals? Well, just look at this photo; they are on the circle together. Perhaps, not in the contours you are most familiar, but companions nevertheless. Makes me think of unlikely companions in a dish. I've been using fruit in unlikely ways --cold & cooked-- to salads, green and otherwise. Now, I'm thinking, are there words which are unlikely companions?
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Here rain defines winter -- a healthy winter. How does rain impact the next meal you make? The next word put or removed from a poem? By the way, what's the status of your rain gear? Aren't you glad you didn't repurpose those red wellies.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Yes, a pomegranate is a berry with 613 (or so) garnet seeds. A paintbrush for fingers, cutting board & counter top. Magical. A bowl of seeds perfectly complements/compliments a salad. Speaking of salad, what is a poem if not a pomegranate; if not a salad?
Monday, January 14, 2019
Sunday, January 13, 2019
of the sea and within modest walking distance, a park large enough to traverse three neighborhoods in a diverse city. Look, the eye is intent; the sea will make much of the unconscious. Look again, there is a bench of questionable design, but a bench nevertheless. It is best to sit-out such happenings. Happy for you, if you packed a tuna fish sandwich, apple, a thermos of tea. But if you didn't no worries, you never forget pen & paper, do you?
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Much like this beautiful koi moving effortlessly (to me but not to the fish) through liquid memory. What flashy fins to dance in the New Year. This beautiful koi and its kin reside at Oakland Art Museum. A perfect place to take in some history, some beauty, some push back against the traditional, and always, always surprises. Much like being in the kitchen. Much like a few words forming an haiku. Ah ha!