I've taken the title of this blog post from an anthology of poetry I recently stumbled upon during one of my library shifts. The full title: Soul Food: Nourishing Poems for Starved Minds. (I've also popped it up on the recommended shelf for future reference). It's a lovely format - small and square. And it contains so many of the poems I've shared with you on CT. Many that I haven't as well - but the book shares a similar sensibility to this blog. I think you'd like it, if you like it here.
From the book:
Variation on a Theme by Rilke
by Denise Levertov
A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me - a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day's blow
rang out, metallic - or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.
Fruit Loops as soul food? Maybe not.....
But it was a lot of fun trying to catch bokeh bubbles in a spoonful of them.