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November 12, 2023


A tasty culinary political poem.

Love this one!

Great last stanza -- and the punning title works overtime.


Great poem and art work!!

Tasty politics. Terrific artwork!

Congratulations to Ms Brandy Nālani McDougall on the poet laureate position. I wish I'd had this poem when I taught a course on Indigenous perceptions of colonizers and vice-versa; it summarizes precisely the controversy over cannibalism that fueled a lot of our discussion.
As I always recall: "Should asparagus be eaten with the fingers? No, ---" Well, you know the rest ...

Love the flow of this poem, and the last stanza is *chef's kiss*.

The freshest look(s) at history that I can remember, a strong narrative, with such sudden enigmatic closing lines. Thanks very much for posting this, T, and Brandy, I admire how concretely and intelligently you show us your own and others' serious concerns here, in a handful of power-packed lyrical stanzas.

Startling, gorgeous, sensual and powerful. Thanks.

Thanks, Don, for another great comment.

Tasty on all levels--laurels deserved.

Sent this one on to my Hawaiian pals. They'll savor it.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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