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An Eclectic Feast of Food, Fiction, Folderol and Chewy Culinary Verse

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    Good Morning! Did you know that poetry is the most important meal of the day? Spoon up a hearty bowl of metaphors, savor a sonnet, sip a warm couplet of coffee or tea. Since man cannot live on bread alone, today we’re serving up a breakfast buffet of five poems over easy. Feel free to […]

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    “Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food.” ~ Michael Levine   Please don’t wake me. I’m in the midst of a chocolate truffle dream. I’m surrounded by beautiful bonbons and it’s my job to taste them. One by one, I wrap my lips around the scrumptious hand-shaped orbs, savoring each note of exquisite […]

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    “Nobody knows the truffles I’ve seen.” ~ George Lang Ready to take a walk on the dark side? Slip into these luscious chocolate beauties, then gently sashay through the lines of this impassioned verse by acclaimed author, poet and editor Lesléa Newman. Can you tell she  ♥ LOVES ♥  chocolate? Yeah, she’s totally one of … Continue reading friday feast: Lesléa Newman’s “Ode to Chocolate” (+ recipe and giveaway winner!)

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    “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh During these trying times, each of us finds a way to cope. The response I’m hearing most … Continue reading friday feast: “eggs satori” by karen greenbaum-maya

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  • 12/14/16--12:30: 2016 Poetry Friday Archive
  • 1. “Be Kind” by Michael Blumenthal 2. “Soup” by John McCutcheon 3. TOO MANY TOMATOES by Eric Ode and Kent Culotta 4. “To Blueberries” by Adele Kenny 5. “Cherry Cordial” by Gary Hanna, “Ghazal of Chocolate” by Ed Zahniser, “Chocolate” by Rita Dove 6. FRESH DELICIOUS: Poems from the Farmers’ Market by Irene Latham and … Continue reading 2016 Poetry Friday Archive

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    Backward, turn backward, O Time in your flight; Make me a child again just for tonight.” ~ Elizabeth Akers Allen ‘Tis the season for cookies, cookies, cookies, those crispy chewy crumbly tokens of love, sweet love ❤️. If pies are the best part of Thanksgiving, then cookies are definitely the best part of Christmas. We … Continue reading cookie capers, reindeer poems, and a holiday blog break

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    “I frequently dream of having tea with the Queen.” ~ Hugh Grant So yes, Hugh’s here. Funny about that. We have the same recurring dream involving the Queen. Mine would be more along the lines of a daydream, though. Hugh likes to visit when I’m having breakfast. He’s just as grumpy as I am in … Continue reading friday feast: renée gregorio’s “Solitude Dinner” (+ a recipe)

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    “There’s something very authentic about humor, when you think about it. Anybody can pretend to be serious. But you can’t pretend to be funny.” ~ Billy Collins Today we’re serving up a three-course poetic meal in celebration of Billy Collins’s 76th birthday on March 22. Heidi Mordhorst, who’s hosting Poetry Friday today, is encouraging everyone … Continue reading a three course meal with billy collins

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  • 03/17/17--03:00: a new poem from penny harter
  • “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~ from an Irish headstone I was so pleased to hear from New Jersey poet Penny Harter recently, who sent along a new food poem she had just written. You may remember when we featured Penny’s “Moon-Seeking Soup,” “Your … Continue reading a new poem from penny harter

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    Ever have this daydream? You decide to take a break after writing all morning. When you step outside, instead of your ho-hum suburban neighborhood, you find yourself in one of the most beautiful villages in southern France. Breathe that bracing air! What a gorgeous, deep blue cloudless sky! Love the quaint cobblestone streets, ivy climbing … Continue reading two scrumptious food poems from barbara crooker’s new book Les Fauves

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    So, where’s the beef? It all depends on who’s roasting it and how you order. Here’s to the many flavors of language, elevating the seemingly mundane into art, and having the appetite for a tasty serving of wit on rye. *   COUNTERMAN by Paul Violi What’ll it be? Roast beef on rye, with tomato … Continue reading Wit on Rye: Paul Violi’s “Counterman”

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    “It may be that poetry makes life’s nebulous events tangible to me and restores their detail; or conversely, that poetry brings forth the intangible quality of incidents which are all too concrete and circumstantial. Or each on specific occasions, or both all the time.” ~ Frank O’Hara It’s always fun, after a delicious Chinese meal … Continue reading munching on frank o’hara’s “lines for the fortune cookies”

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