Food Poem – Recipe for a Salad by Sydney Smith

To make this condiment, your poet begsThe pounded yellow of two hard-boiled eggs;Two boiled potatoes, passed through kitchen-sieve,Smoothness and softness to the salad give;Let onion atoms lurk within the bowl,And, half-suspected, animate the whole.Of mordant mustard add a single spoon,Distrust the condiment that bites so soon;But deem it not, thou man of herbs, a fault,To… Read More Food Poem – Recipe for a Salad by Sydney Smith

Food Poem – Monday by Cindy Gregg

On this first day of Novemberit is cold as a cave,the sky the colorof neutral third parties.I am cutting carrotsfor the chicken soup.Knife against carrotagain and againsends a plop of penniesinto the pan.These cents,when held to the gray light,hold no noble president,only stillsof some kaleidoscopecaught being pensive…and beautiful,in the eye of this beholder,who did not… Read More Food Poem – Monday by Cindy Gregg

Things That Cannot Die by Paige Riehl

A spoon in a cup of tea.Letters in yellow envelopes,the way a hand pushed linesinto the soft paper.Morning laughter.A white shirt drapedover her chair.An open window. The air.Call of one blackbird.Silence of another.November. Summer.My love for you, I say.My love for you infinitytimes a million, my son says.Sounds of piano notesas they rest in treetops.The… Read More Things That Cannot Die by Paige Riehl

Baking – Poem

On Approaching Seventy by Joan Seliger Sidney Watching the hands of my son kneading challah dough on the maple cutting board in my kitchen, a memory rises of my mother bending over our kitchen table in Flatbush, pressing, stretching, folding flour, water, eggs into a living elastic. Sometimes in my dreams, Mom appears, whispers of… Read More Baking – Poem