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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mise En Place

Umami is my friend,
and I like to cook like I mean it.
I’m no gourmet chef,
but I find it a holy thing
to serve food to others.
In some ways, every meal is a miracle,
especially when eaten with friends.
Beauty can be coaxed
out of the ugliest of vegetables,
if the preparation is done mindfully.
It’s all in the details.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

La Spezia

Warming up for April with an ekphrastic triolet (of sorts), inspired by La Spezia
Below the five lands, the Poet’s Gulf rolls,
far removed from modern life’s trials.
Jigsawed towns of ancient strolls.
below the five lands, the poet’s Gulf rolls.
Steep cliffs, dense woods, romantic coves,
whitewashed stucco, red roof tiles.
Below the five lands, the Poet’s Gulf rolls,
a crystal-clear sea, visible for miles.