Urban Physic Garden


Globe Artichoke

June 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Medicinal Plants Poetry Project

Nineteen eighty-three
She had to teach
me how to eat:
dipping scales
in olive oil;
flesh stripped
between teeth.
We undressed
the hairy choke –
getting to the heart
This all happened
(more or less)
along with
and sex.
Tim Cresswell
(From Herbarium, a new poetry anthology. Launch and reading 22 July)

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