Wednesday, July 15, 2009

one word whole foods market: coral


even the ingrates

will find

their way home.

in this peace,

we are left


of all that we


even the very last breath,

the very -



Blogger Dee Martin said...

"The Aztecs called it Tecuitlatl, meaning stone's excrement" of course we know what happened to them...last breath.

6:39 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: That's a nifty piece of information to add to the brain's lint collector. That's a poem in itself.

7:19 AM  
Blogger anno said...

You had me from feisty/spirulina, but I especially liked the idea of those prodigal children left worthy of all they missed.

8:25 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Anno: Clearly, they're returning because the spirulina is feisty.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

You did a lot of tessering in this post, Brother Murat. But I can see the connections between the coral and the cassowaries, both endangered species in Australia. Of course, the coral and humans are nourished and strengthened by the feisty spirulina(which humans buy in whole foods markets), and mama's good down-home spirulina-filled healthy cooking always brings the ingrates home sooner or later to be nourished again. In the peace of the happy home environment they are esteemed worthy by their loved ones and at home they will always be worthy until the very last breath.

The middle lines are truly inspired in their message and their beauty of expression. This was a prodigiously successful effort.

Hall of Fame Words: "even the ingrates / will find their way home. / in this peace, / we are left worthy / of all that we / miss: / even the very last breath,"

10:25 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

T: I thank you again, my exegetical hermana. This was Hall O' Fame crystaldistillization. When the chapbook comes out, I see the poem on one side and exegesis on the other. As you've said before, you do have a gift for languages, even Tesserine.

11:24 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

"Crystaldistillization" as in coral and spirulina?? "A coral exegesis"? Sounds good, and certainly rates as jewelry quality. Thanks for the compliment. (And while "A spirulina distillization" might be more healthful, I'm not really into green wafers of anaerobic algae.)

I love the name of your poetic language: Tesserine. It fits.

I also have to say that today's post was more than cotton candy. More like a good ol' Southern country breakfast with ham and sausage and biscuits with gravy and buttered grits...oh and hotcakes with maple syrup.

12:03 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: I recommend Odwalla's Superfood drink for a scrumptious way of imbibing spirulina. Of course, like all things Odwalla, it ain't cheap; it would certainly cut into the sacred BC allotment.

That country breakfast would require a good hike into the hills, followed by a good long siesta in the shade.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Fortunately then, this was the spiritual/mental equivalent of a country breakfast and burned a few calories (not many) by exercising the old gray matter with its Tesserine leaps.

Well, we mustn't cut into the sacred BB allotment. I will take the Odwalla recommendation under advisement and see what the budget leaves us.

1:18 PM  

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