Water Violet

The door to inspiration remains open as long as we cannot control.

Order the days, of thought, memory,
and nature: reap draughts of fresh inspiration
from the mahogany sideboard,
where the English china abides whitely
in the shallows.
Pour the Yorkshire tea 
and remembrance, the star quilt
of first birth.

Here, rare collections adorn
our minds, while our souls search
for elegant traditional recipes—
jubilee cake, cranberry scones,
and spice cookies.
The apron of authentic
cuisine repeats upon
our memory.

Emily Isaacson

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