Food-Yoga-Writer Poem: Sweater by Jane Hirshfield

My new borrowed mantra: “You cannot write until you know how to inhabit your own experience” is from Jane Hirshfield. According to today’s Writer’s Almanac, she practiced Zen Buddhism for 8 years before returning to poetry. Happy Birthday Ms. Hirshfield!  This is her poem, Sweater.  I hope to be “lengthened by unmetaphysical pullings on” like… Read More Food-Yoga-Writer Poem: Sweater by Jane Hirshfield

Food Poem- The Poet’s Occasional Alternative by Grace Paley

As a hungryphilosopher I relate to this poem deeply. Creative work of any kind is both so difficult and so enjoyable. Sometimes I just want to be received. For me, cooking has been that easy creative connection with others. This poem by Grace Paley describes the urgent need for “responsive eatership” deliciously. Enjoy! I was… Read More Food Poem- The Poet’s Occasional Alternative by Grace Paley

Food Poem – Ice Cream Stop by Shel Silverstein

The circus train made an ice cream stop At the fifty-two-flavor ice cream stand. The animals all got off the train And walked right up to the ice cream man. “I’ll take Vanilla,” yelled the gorilla. “I’ll take Chocolate,” shouted the ocelot. “I’ll take the Strawberry,” chirped the canary. “Rocky Road,” croaked the toad. “Lemon… Read More Food Poem – Ice Cream Stop by Shel Silverstein

Food Poem – Cucumber Fields Crossed by High Tension Wires by Thomas Lux

This week I enjoyed cucumber sandwiches and tea with my friends on the screened in porch. It was an uncharacteristically civilized evening. I used thin Pepperidge Farm white bread, mandolin thin sliced and peeled fresh garden cucumbers, Kerrygold yellow butter, salt and white pepper. That is it. Super simple. Here is a food poem that… Read More Food Poem – Cucumber Fields Crossed by High Tension Wires by Thomas Lux