Da Capo Poem by Jane Hirshfield

Da Capo

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Take the used-up heart like a pebble
and throw it far out.

Soon there is nothing left.
Soon the last ripple exhausts itself
in the weeds.

Returning home, slice carrots, onions, celery.
Glaze them in oil before adding
the lentils, water, and herbs.

Then the roasted chestnuts, a little pepper, the salt.
Finish with goat cheese and parsley. Eat.

You may do this, I tell you, it is permitted.
Begin again the story of your life.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: food
Gunturu Lakshminarasaiah 30 January 2017

The poem advocates the need for the regular renewal of life

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Fabrizio Frosini 07 March 2016

''da capo'' it's Italian for: over again / afresh / begins anew.. also used with the meaning: ''andare a capo'' = start a new line Begin again the story of your life = ricomincia la storia della tua vita

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Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield

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