I thought Literary Eats was going to be cancelled today…then I found the book of poems by Robert Hass that sweet Julia gave to me…
This dream: on white linen, in the high ceilinged room,
Marie and Julia had spread baskets of focaccia,
A steaming zucchini torte, ham in thin, almost deliquescent slices,
Mottled ovals of salami, around a huge bowl in which chunks of
With its sweet, iodine smell of high tide, were strewn
Among quarter moons of sun-colored tomatoes and lettuce leaves…
“Poet’s Work” by Robert Hass, from Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005, Harper Collins, New York, 2007.