Cookpot quote: Begin again

Da Capo
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.

— Jane Hirshfield


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