Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Gore Vidal Poem - writ After dinner in Ravello, 1986


He ate peas           
This Word Master of the
Western World
This living Monument to
Who lived in a place
Where people spoke at dinner
Of other dinners
And told historical stories
About Food:
How mayonnaise was invented
In a Napoleonic battle
Where there was no butter
For the fish
And spoke
Of moving to
A place in France
Where the food was
The Finest in Europe
Living in those hills
Because of the Cuisine
And when the time came to
He asked for peas
And they were green.