Thursday, July 18, 2013

Good Morning!

While de-cluttering, I came across this poem by Charles Simic.
It was in an Eating Well magazine.

I liked everything about it -- the words, the image, the invitation.

So, I decided to share it with you.


We are going to serve a late lunch
For a few close friends in the garden.
We'll start with a cold squid salad,
A pot of black and green olives,
And a loaf of homemade bread to wipe
The garlic and the oil off our plates
Between the sips of the yellow wine.

And if some bird graciously assents
To sing for us after the grilled lamb,
The cheeses and the wild blueberries,
We'll raise our glasses and toast
The golden light between the leaves,
The shadows on the lawn, lengthening,
And keep them raised till the song is over.
~Charles Simic

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

How lovely! Thank you for sharing, this one is new to me and I love it. Minerva x

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love this retro design!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like the poem's illustration too, although it looks like the bird is not so much trilling as squawking.

Irene said...

It's amazing what we find when we de- cluttere. Lovely.

Pondside said...

I just love it. I'm going to see if I can print it on a colour printer and use it for a dinner for some friends. I think it would be a lovely menu and quite a starter to conversation about food, birds and poetry.

Vee said...

Now that IS nice! Thank you...

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Lovely! A wonderful moment of summer, a meal, nature and good friends.

Mary said...

This is wonderful! And yes, beautiful invitation and words. :)

I love Eating Well magazine, btw. Many great, healthy recipes in there!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Quite lovely - it made me feel very peaceful.

Anonymous said...

That sounds idyllic...and divine! xo

Michelle said...

I adore the words and the design as well. Very nice.

Barb said...

A poem that captures sensuous moments - I like it!