[lit-ideas] Re: Cook

  • From: Julie Krueger <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:42:48 -0600

I bet you're right.  I c & p'd from the Writer's Almanac it came to me in.
 Didn't read as carefully as I thought I did.

Julie Krueger

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 1:54 PM, Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Thanks, Julie, but I'll bet it's ...'no seed is spared...' This avoids
> the pathetic fallacy,
> and saves you some explainin'.
> Robert Paul
> --------------
> *Cook *
> by Jane 
> Hirshfield<http://www.elabs7.com/c.html?rtr=on&s=fj6,ukcc,dv,b6go,bnbm,m9hw,l29c>
>  Each night you come home with five continents on your hands:
> garlic, olive oil, saffron, anise, coriander, tea,
> your fingernails blackened with a marjoram and thyme.
> Sometimes the zucchini's flesh seems like a fish-steak,
> cut into neat filets, or the salt-rubbed eggplant
> yields not bitter water, but dark mystery.
> You cut everything into bits.
> No core, no kernel, no seed is scared: you cut
> onions for hours and do not cry,
> cut them to thin transparencies, the red ones
> spreading before you like fallen flowers;
> you cut scallions from white to green, you cut
> radishes, apples, broccoli, you cut oranges, watercress,
> romaine, you cut your fingers, you cut and cut
> beyond the heart of things, where
> nothing remains, and you cut that too, scoring coup
> on the butcherblock, leaving your mark,
> when you go
> your feet are as pounded as brioche dough.

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