We’re looking down on Wayne’s basement. Only that’s not Wayne’s basement. Isn’t that weird?
Garth, that was a Haiku!
It’s National Poetry Month and it’s also National Library Week and to celebrate, here’s a Haiku as a #LibraryLoveLetter!
Photo credit: Cambridge. King’s College Library (Interior) Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library Accession Number: 15/5/3090.01099 Title: Cambridge. King’s College Library
In a Library by Emily Dickinson
Now that is a Library Love Letter! Note that in addition to it being National Poetry Month, it’s also National Library Week. Two great things to celebrate, and that poem does a more than fitting job of covering both.
'Breakfast Trash' from the new ice cream book Ample Hills Creamery: Secrets and Stories from Brooklyn’s Favorite Ice Cream Shop by Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna with Lauren Kaelin. Illustrations by Lauren Kaelin. Photography by Lucy Schaeffer.
Brilliant design for a bookmobile, especially if you need to throw off predators with a dizzying array of stripes.
I am mad.
I don’t know
when the day ends or starts.
All my friends
are my enemies as well.
I have no love to give
and no time to think.
My soul is empty.
I wonder if some cigars
would make me feel alive.
Lost between lies
and the truth.
Can’t remember what I wanted.
The sirens will come tonight,
maybe they’ll take me
far away from here.
I pray they will.
Ode to Late Night French Fries
Thank you late night French Fries
You are sticks of dynamite
Exploding deliciousness down to my core
I should have ordered an extra large
Let the over-oiled smoldering tenderness
of your each and every become one with me
I wish I could throw you into the polar waste
and see my fortress of salt crystals rise and glisten
Image from Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe by Sheri Koones, with foreword by Robert Redford
My cookbook officially comes out TODAY! I had my first book signing over the weekend and it was so fun to see it actually sold in a store. I am so excited to be able to share it now! More book signing events are listed here.
I made this little 90-second cookbook trailer to give you a feel for what the book is like. And if you want to buy it, check your local bookstore or you can purchase it online here.
There’s something liberating in poetry’s impracticality. Or this is what I tell myself.