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Recipe Poems

The Apple by Kerry Ruef

Brunswick Stew by Lyle Estill

Two Poems by Brenda Butka

Bread by Eva Szabo

Squash Blossoms by Allison Wilkins

Our Table by Joan Seliger Sidney

Recipe for Spaghetti all'Amatriciana by Georganne Harmon

The Agony of the Leaves by Gail Bellamy

Greens by Paulette Licitra

Strudel by Eva Szabo

The Almost Adulterer's Guide to Menu Planning by Michele Battiste

The Pie Series by David Colagiovanni, Melissa Haviland, and Becca J.R. Lachman

Midsummer's Night's Spaghetti with Saffron by Johannes Berchtold

A Cannibal's Suicide by Dean Kostos

From the Garden by Nancy Vienneau

orang slizez jell o shotz by Amy Stetzl

Phở bò Hà Nội by Kelly Morse

Cooking Class, Marrakesh by Georganne Harmon

Spread Triolet by Dana Stamps

The Things Kids Eat by Paulette Licitra

Maybe This Year by Esther Cohen

Braociole by Joseph Bathanti

Basque Cooking by Richard Hedderman

Two Poems by Adrienne Christian

Jailhouse Crack by Harlan Richards

Cinnamon Sticks by Wally Swist

Best of Both by Nancy Vienneau

The Apple

by Kerry Ruef

September 2014    


I’ve taken half,
the other is for you.
I cut it with a stone I found
— a stone I split and sharpened.

In the apple is a cave
with pillars, two entries, two exits.
In the cave: five seeds,
mahogany, cheek to cheek.

Each seed hums;
together they become a choir.
I offer you the apple because of this:
to hear the song,
song of tilling, of sowing,

song of survival — in case we need
to leave this garden
where everything is given.

 



  Kerry Ruef was the winner of the Prism Review Poetry Prize and the recipient of two writer-in-residencies with the Seattle Arts Commission. Her work has appeared in Harpur Palate, Prism Review, Whole Terrain and other journals. She is creator and director of The Private Eye Project, an education program that sparks poetry, science and art.