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“the ingredients are soldiers,
the recipe is history”


Here I set out to describe the peculiar analogies and metaphors which had struck me in otherwise everyday familiar surroundings: the way that, if viewed from a fresh poetic perspective, we are all of us continually at war - since most of us do not go about our daily activities lovingly, we can be seen to wage war each day in the simplest of daily activities such as merely sitting down to eat. . .


The Home Front

Simon Rees


Why,
in dining halls
and in churches,
do i recall war, the Great War?

Because religion is food,
and food is arms:
The hands are generals,
the cutlery is transport,
the ingredients are soldiers,
the recipe is history -
The tongue wages war,
the chewing is battle,
and the swallowing is death.

 

 

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