And so I was dusting the bookshelves (dusting? not!) the other day and came across a business card for the restaurant Coi. I assume I kept this card as, yes, I have never forgotten this pre-Great Recession (sigh) meal I had at this stunning venue. That meal is one of the best top five restaurant meals I've ever experienced in my life. I hope it's still as good as it was years ago as one can dream, including, one can hope to return there.
As I recalled my memorable experience at Coi, my fingers tinkered with the card and I realized that, when folded, the card was sized appropriately for SitWithMoi! As a closed book, it'd be 2" x 1.75".
So, of course, I made a book and this below is the front cover. Yes, it uses peach rather than lavender ink despite the title, LAVENDER. Because a poem, youse see, should try to avoid being predictable. (And, besides, I didn't have a pen with lavender or purple ink.)
You'd open the book to see its copyright line (haha) facing this fetching image of dining utensils:
You turn the page to the following poem:
then served a
Years later, I
When you close the book, you may notice the back cover, itself an art work like the meal that swallowed me at Coi: the art of White-on-White. Anyway...
So, where shall we "shelve" this book about an enchantingly complex meal? Well, on Mary Scheller's diner booth of course! Of course, because a poet, too, should deal in paradox (Here, it keeps company with another mini-book, WHAT REINDEER THINK!):
And, hey. This is the internet. If some 1% member or foodie or whatever would like to send me a coupon for a free meal at Coi's, ... GalateaTen@aol.com
I'm hungry now ...