Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Finally, a Post about Pastries

PASTRIES are back!!! We've been irresponsibly neglecting the pastry half of our mission statement. Our mom sent us this poem and we both love it. Thanks, Mom!

People Who Eat in Coffee Shops

by Edward Field

People who eat in coffee shops
are not worried about nutrition.
They order the toasted cheese sandwiches blithely,
followed by chocolate egg creams and plaster of paris
wedges of lemon meringue pie.
They don't have parental, dental, or medical figures hovering
full of warnings, or whip out dental floss immediately.
They can live in furnished rooms and whenever they want
go out and eat glazed donuts along with innumerable coffees,
dousing their cigarettes in sloppy saucers.

"People Who Eat in Coffee Shops" by Edward Field, from Counting Myself Lucky: Selected Poems 1963-1992. © Black Sparrow Press, 1992. Reprinted with permission



4 comments:

Zen Muffin said...

i just ordered a scone and a second cup of coffee because of this poem.

FrenchToast said...

if there was something in here about a crossword puzzle it would be my life in boulder..

alain said...

Shouldn't this poem also mention something about free WIFI? PS. My fav... Pain au Chocolat RULE! :-)

Zen Muffin said...

lol free wifi and crossword puzzles. we need to rewrite this poem. it should also include wearing yoga pants.

and lemon meringue pie? i don't think i've ever had that in a coffee shop. that belongs in a poem about village inn or perkins.