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Eating, Drinking, Making Love

Poetry can be, and ought to be, the most sensual of the literary arts, and I love to read poetry that is also sensual in its subject matter. There’s a lot of of sexually sensual poetry — among my favorites, work from Beth Gylys, Jenny Factor, Jill Alexander Essbaum, and John Hollander — but not much about food or drink. In fact, Auden claimed the only decent drinking poem in English was about solitary drinking:

I have no pain, dear mother now,
But, Oh, I am so dry.
So connect me to a brewery
And leave me here to die.

I have written only one drinking poem, and those I’ve written about eating do not have enjoying the meal as their focus. I’ll have to fix that. But I do have poems about making love, and I wrote another this morning, a Petrarchan sonnet, and podcast it.

And I’ve added a food blog, Orangette, and Susie Bright’s Journal to the sidebar. Can you recommend a delightfully serious drinking site?

Update 11:22 I tried to use php to regenerate the podcast page and failed miserably. So I’ve reverted to plain html, and fixed the link to the podcast.

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2 comments

1 Patrick Gillespie { 03.06.09 at 6:38 pm }

The dogs are all gone out
To bark at the wheeling stars
Give to me a pint of stout
And a woman long-limbed and yar

Your turn Mike, write the next quatrain and I’ll follow that up. If you want, add a refrain.

2 Mike { 03.07.09 at 9:47 am }

You’re on, Patrick, but I’m driving in to DC today to pick up a new computer. It may be a day or so …

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