Thursday, March 11, 2010

Recipe for Disaster



Do not add water
Do not add food
Do not add home
Do not add a good mood

Do not add splashes of sun
Do not add fine friends
Do not add butter, nor bacon, nor bread

Do not add porridge
Nor the steam above the bowl
Do not add flannel underpants
Nor the tenderness they hold

Do not add lime
Do not add dreams
Do not add pickled herring
Do not add cream

Do not add Bob Marley
Do not add fresh cut lawns
Do not add Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Do not add Yoko and John

Do not add bourbon
Do not add leather chair
Do not add cigar
Do not add a nom de guerre

Do not add the banjo
Nor clarinet nor bassoon
Do not add the dance after sunset
To a soaring grand tune

Do not add the moonglow
On the arched back of the sea
Do not add the shade
Of the sycamore tree

Do not add the comfort
That the gentle world lends
Just let the nothing continue
Till the whole feast ends.

2 comments:

Miranda said...

Ah, this was always a good one.

Glad to see the blog resurrected--you're inspiring me!

kellyr said...

Your poems are always my favorites! I still have one you wrote to me about moving to the big city taped to my wall.

Keep Blogging!!! I love it.