Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Mag - 177

Bring on the potatoes.

"I bought a big bag of potatoes and it's growing eyes like crazy.  Other foods rot.  Potatoes want to see." - Bill Callahan, Letters to Emma Bowlcut

"In truth, I owe most of my nourishment during my first years of marriage to potatoes, straight from the garden.  One learns rather quickly, the 1001 ways to prepare potatoes, when they're your main food source."  Karen S.


Tess Kincaid from Magpie Tales, offers this photo below, to inspire our writing this week.

Photo by Agustin Berrocal
The Year of the Potato
Straight away,
behind a mask of mingling
sweat and smoke
 from the burning hearth
of his bounty.
To the urgent scrape of his shovel
fused by a balm of bitter tang and harmony
to be
clutched between his fingers. 
Such a strange, bedazzling stirring
in still air from earth
to throbbing chest
he grasps his
banqueting haul
with stupendous pleasure. 
"Look at that moon.  Potato weather for sure."
By Thornton Wilder, Out Town


Cloudia said...

You SAID it, potato eater!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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richard said...

suppose "potato heads" will be back in style.....

Kat Mortensen said...

I think "stupendous pleasure" is exactly what he's feeling.

Little Nell said...

Why has this made me hungry? Perhaps it was the the 'throbbing chest'! Wonderful job Karen.

Little Nell said...

Why has this made me hungry? Perhaps it was the the 'throbbing chest'! Wonderful job Karen.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Hey, you forgot to enter your name in The Mag linky thingy! It would be a shame to not whet the appetites of all of the hungry ladies out there.

Karen S. said...

Jerry - thanks, I know every time I enter it ... it disappears! I'll try it again! Thanks!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

It looks like it worked that time.

Berowne said...

Pleasantly inviting; nice work.

Lyn said...

No such thing as too many potatoes... I'm on your side...terrific!

Susan Lindquist said...

Yup ... nothing like the waiting for that first perfectly roasted tater! All the more satisfying if you've grown them and dug them yourself!

Lady In Read said...

loved this.. and love potatoes too:) can understand the stupendous pleasure..

Kutamun said...

Feels like the stuff of life itself, he is dealing in ....thanks Karen