The Hungry Philosopher

Reads, Writes, Eats and Cooks

Food Poem – What I learned from my Mother by Julia Kasdorf

Hope you find this poem that offers food like flowers as a form of healing presence, as reassuring as I do. Happy Tuesday my fellow hungry philosophers. I learned from … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Food Poem – The Scent of Apple Cake by Marge Piercy

Yet another benefit to baking: “to make sweetness where there is none.”  I also loved the part about the sweetness of babies before “their wills sprouted like mushrooms.” Hope you … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wobblyogi Wednesday – Summer Book Club!

May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing my Mind by Cyndi Lee Take this book to the beach with you as you relax in the sun and … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Hunger, courage and a snack in Oslo

I found a bench for myself and began gnawing greedily at my snack. It did me a lot of good; it had been a long time since I’d had such … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Food Poem – Market Day by Linda Pastan

This poem beautifully illustrates the universal principle of local food.  Food memories and experiences across space and time have a common language. Have a wonderful week everyone!   We have … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Food Poem – Nurse by Dorianne Laux

Here is a strange poem connecting a nurse’s day to her dinner at home and her children. It celebrates the body mediated by a mom, a nurse through a combination … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Food Poem – The First Green of Spring by David Budbill

This is the perfect poem for today, Amani’s birthday. Happy 22nd Birthday my baby.  May we all celebrate “this green, this life.” Out walking in the swamp picking cowslip, marsh … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

Wobblyogi Wednesday – Yoga Poem- The Necessary Brevity of Pleasures by Samuel Hazo

Enjoy this yoga AND a food poem celebrating moderation. May we all have the wisdom to “savor every bite of grub with equal gratitude.” Prolonged, they slacken into pain or … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wobblyogi Wednesday – Learning to Breathe

I am fighting a battle; I fear I am losing. It started as a cute blossom filled spring-time allergy that morphed into an angry full-blown, noisy nose blowing, scratchy throat … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Yoga Poem – Be Kind by Michael Blumenthal

Not merely because Henry James said there were but four rules of life— be kind be kind be kind be kind—but because it’s good for the soul, and, what’s more, … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 4 Comments