One of my favorite bloggers and food photographers, Evil Chef Mom, posted a sumptuous picture of three ripe persimmons yesterday on Flickr:
Photo courtesy of Flickr user evil chef mom.
And I was immediately reminded of one of my favorite food poems, just in time for Food Poetry Wednesday.
Today’s poem comes to us courtesy of Li-Young Lee, a Chinese poet who was born in Indonesia but raised in the United States. If you’re unfamiliar with Lee, he’s led a fascinating life (as did his parents and grandparents) which has strongly contributed to his bold, broadly-appealing, and deep yet accessible style of poetry.
The poem — which is quite long — is after the jump… Happy reading!