"Not all men who drink are poets. Some of us drink because we aren't poets."
"The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
“Chameleons feed on light and air: Poets' food is love and fame.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, ‘An Exhortation’
“For nothing keeps a poet
In his high singing mood
Like unappeasable hunger
For unattainable food.”
Joyce Kilmer (1866-1918)
“But I will place this carefully fed pig
Within the crackling oven; and, I pray,
What nicer dish can e'er be given to man.”
Aeschylus, ancient Greek poet
“When poets write about food it is usually celebratory. Food as the thing-in-itself, but also the thoughtful preparation of meals, the serving of meals, meals communally shared: a sense of the sacred in the profane.”
Joyce Carol Oates, American writer. (1935 - )
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