Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Miscellany for an Easter Weekend

  • lemon-painted Italian mug
  • fine-pleated flannel nightgown
  • the recipe for two-day-marinated spare ribs from Laurie Colwin’s Home Cooking
  • the idea of poetry as ancient, unfettered spirtual solace
  • a card with a fine Scottish white duck
  • spring cherry tea
  • Minoan swallows on an ancient wall
  • a fragile light-struck spider web
  • the possibility of rereading To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway
  • lingering in the exquisite prose of that childhood favorite, The Sword in the Stone
  • remembered donkeys on the beach in Scarborough
  • egg shells colored with onion skins, with beetroot, turmeric, or marigolds, with tea leaves or ground spices, with carrots, sweet woodruff
  • the weathered legs of wooden benches on a garden path
  • Monet’s woman reading
  • a pink tulip
  • a Bonnard bowl of fruit
  • the Robert Bly line “where the spirit horses drink”
  • the face of Botticelli’s Madonna of the Pomegranate
  • smoked salt on roasted cauliflower
  • a bath sponge

images:  Christie B. Cochrell and friends


  1. oh.
    i don't even have to say it.
    but i will.
    i love your lists.

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.