by Steven Doyle
There is a famous poem by William Carlos William that discusses purloined plums that sat in an ice box eaten at their prime by a remorseful significant other. It has been said that not much thought went into this very brief poem admittedly by William, but you can sense the remorse in the words that the plums were so delicious that he no doubt wished he had shared the experience.
Following is the original 1936 poem, followed by an imagined chef’s rendition. What we want you to do as an amazing contest is to think of a chef or a restaurant in Dallas or Fort Worth and write what they might say in this poem. Anyone can enter, including said chefs. Write your poem in comments.
The winner will receive a giant stack of new foodie books, at least ten in total. A panel of craveDFW judges will award the prize based on wit or charm, or a combination of both. ALSO, Jasper Russo at Sigel’s Beverages said that he will add a bottle of Neyers Cabernet AME 2009 for the winner of the contest. $80 value. Good luck!I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold Here is how we imagine the same poem going down for the owners of Pecan Lodge: I have eaten The sausages That were in the smoker And which Many people Are waiting in line for Forgive me They were delicious And spicy And so warm
still life by Brunella Neri