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Saturday, October 6, 2012

mise en place

in this house
there is ritual

there are knives
wine and truth

souls resting
at room temperature

butterflied
ready for the heat

steel drawn
a stainless flash

tok, tok, tok
tok, tok, tok

peppers, onions and
herbs shuffle down

words and emotions
form organically

honest, raw
unprocessed

heart to mouth
hand to blade

the rhythm
rises and falls

this is the way
to perfect

this is how to
cook for the angels

raise a glass
to the gods

and the princes
of your near wild heaven

Rene~October 6, 2012

Public domain image of
Fresh fruit and vegetables

23 comments:

  1. I love this one, for do many reasons, Rene. "knives, wine and truth" - that could be the name for the bistro we open on Main Street, in that little mill town turned artist colony. I dig it.

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  2. nice...i love your near wild heaven....raw & honest...that is how i like my meals as well....cook for the gods...cooking is def a spiritual experience at times...smiles.

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  3. Cooking sometimes is a wonderful ritual. I love honest, raw, unprocessed!

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  4. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

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  5. I like the cooking ritual for the angels of your life ~ yummy ~

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  6. Beautiful. You make cooking sound like a pleasure.

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  7. very tranquil piece even for food talk ... lovely!

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  8. Captures the importance of food...when I win the lottery "knives, wine and truth" the name of the bar down by the cornish coast!

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  9. in this house there is ritual - what perfect lines. really liked this so much. K

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  10. I really enjoyed the way in which you wrote this piece. I love couplet stanzas. I also love the simple language and the words you chose. I could feel that whatever cooking you do, it is heartfelt and soulful. You put a lot into it and it has a huge place in your life. Excellent. P.S. You commented on my piece; thanks for the kind words, though it wasn't necessarily a pity party. :) Again, thoroughly enjoyed.

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    1. Thank you for coming by! And I was just kidding about the pity party :)

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  11. this is a good way to have a tasteful atmosphere at home...souls resting
    at room temperature..ha..i like

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  12. tok tok tok indeed! Sliced and diced nicely.

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  13. in this house
    there is ritual

    That's right! I can see it! Food treated with respect and dignity for which one will never get hungry! Nicely Rene!

    Hank

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  14. Raise a glass and cook...a way of life.
    No better ritual than this. Yeah!
    Well done! Anyone?

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  15. Love this, Rene, especially:

    souls resting
    at room temperature

    butterflied
    ready for the heat

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  16. Odd, refreshing. Not sure I understood your intent but I loved certain phrases.

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    1. Sabio, Thank You :)
      The kitchen as a confessional, a place where when we busy ourselves with a task ( the ritual) we tend to be more open with one another...honest, raw and unfiltered. If we take care in how we prepare ourselves and the food.. that is the way to perfection. I am still learning how to be clear with my writing. I thank you for your feedback :)

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  17. If this is how you cook for the angels, I want to be one. :) You've captured your ritual beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

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