Tag Archives: Enumeration

Ad Infinitum

Stanley Tucci Preface The Tucci Cookbook My family spends hours deciding what to make for a certain meal and days preparing it, and while the food is being eaten, discusses not only its merits and its faults, but what it … Continue reading

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Raising

“Detroit as Barn” in Detroit as Barn Crystal Williams [concluding stanzas] Still, folks click their teeth & wonder on which day, at what time, the pitiful barn will give. The farmer too scratches his mighty, balding head. But he’s forgotten … Continue reading

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Avian Names

There are lots of birds in this collection by Linda Bierds The Hardy Tree. Traces of the poet-writer self? Or persona? Figures of fleeting moments and form… The ending of “The Hardy Tree” […] young birds that just a year … Continue reading

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Paradise of the Paratext

The long list: Contents Editor’s Acknowledgments Note to Readers Forewords Desiring Initiating Transgressing Loving Afterwords Notes on Authors Acknowledgements Index of Authors and Titles Which I condense to a burning core: Desiring Initiating Transgressing Loving from Robert Dessaix Australian Gay … Continue reading

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Circumbendibus

Listening to a performance of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer I delight in hearing this lovely enumeration and had to share the pleasure with mine eyes: I first took them down Feather-bed Lane, where we stuck fast in the … Continue reading

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The Rituals of the Evening

I thought sundowning was a synonym for winding down. Actually it refers to the agitation of Alzheimer’s patients at the end of the day as their environment shifts. My take on the term to refer to prepping for sleep is … Continue reading

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Plant Contemplation and the End of Contemplation

Roger Deakin Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees “The Bluebell Picnic” On the art and garden of John Nash Quite why so many woodland plants are poisonous is an interesting question, but the bluebell is one of them. The sleep of … Continue reading

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Noise or Song: Neither

Roger Deakin “The Rookery” Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees The more they flew, the more noise the rooks made. Whether you can call it melody is the question I lay pondering. Gilbert White goes so far as to say ‘rooks … Continue reading

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Foodie Renovation

Tamar Adler Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Revisited Leftover [shrimp] pâté is also miraculous stirred into hot polenta or risotto or congee or grits. I love the enumeration — it speaks to an internationalism and to cross-cultural familiarity. And … Continue reading

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Shoes & Laces

A cobbling of quotation: There we are again: the ethical question of how to render “experience itself.” Lyricism becomes associated with the moral failings of a belles lettres tradition of dressed-up writing, one that makes the words shimmer, shudder, and … Continue reading

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