• Posted by Jacquie Bellon on June 7th, 2011, 8:12 AM

    Bear in the pantry last night.

    Chocolate’s all gone,

    brown sugar box spilled into giant pool of Dawn,

    blueberry jam laced with broken glass,

    can of condensed milk dragged out the door.

    Outside, a picnic patch of flattened

    grass with discarded Italian cookie wrappers

    and emptied bottle of mangosteen juice.

    A chocolate cake mix box.

    Must barricade against

    my sweet tooth and his.

  • Posted by Gail Rudd Entrekin on July 28th, 2010, 11:15 AM

    Painting by Elisabeth Klos

    (with a wave to William Carlos Williams)

    Thank you for the peach pie

    red gold, gooey, thick and crusty:

    peaches carried heaped in a basket

    up the hill from the tree we planted

    seven years ago, watched over,

    pruned, debugged, (harvested

    one rock of a peach that first year)

    and now its branches bent to the ground

    on the uphill side, their burden of fuzzy

    softening fruit almost more joy

    than they can bear. Read on… »

  • Posted by Deanie Rowan Blank on June 9th, 2009, 4:49 PM

    over romaine greens.  I wonder
    at the pleasure these pungent fungi

    bring — gold in a chef’s pan.
    White truffle oil, my preference,

    more peppery than the black.
    Makes sense — being part Sicilian —

    that the robust Italian whites
    appeal more than the tamer ebon

    French ones.  All sub rosa
    root-clinging symbiotic

    fruiting tubers — a cabal
    of crafty warty walnuts.

    Beware the poisonous
    false ones.  A bit of truffle Read on… »

  • Posted by Molly Fisk on August 4th, 2008, 1:20 PM

    Against alphabetical indoctrination, let’s start
    by blessing the zinnias, whose color nourishes
    our famished eyes, whose fortitude in a vase of water
    is legendary. Today they’re only a fuzz of green
    along the path, but we can feel them growing,
    bright flags of summer, and the heavy, sexy
    heirloom tomatoes that we’ll hold in our hands
    and eat like apples, the green beans, the spinach,
    the quiet potatoes sleeping beneath us, gathering
    color and strength. Read on… »

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