Saturday, October 20, 2007

San Francisco: How to Taste Edamame

How to Taste Edamame

Erase that Kentucky field
sunshot August morning
clay cracking, shaded by hearty green just

tackle the here and now

and holding by tail
pop salted pod into mouth
draw through teeth
as you would the artichoke then

close eyes and let the pearls delight you
breathe deeply hear first foghorns
held at Bay

then go back.

South Columbus
at margin of the long field
reaching toward September twist the stem
roll dirt-colored husk with thumb it

you taste the little pebbles. If they give way just
toss the pod--

not ready for harvest yet.

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