A Chef's Prayer, hope you enjoy...

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  1. zoebisch

    zoebisch

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    A Chef's Prayer


    Let me create
    with the knife and flame
    draw down blood
    from the slaughter
    capture it
    and make it an offering
    back to life

    black and satisfying
    mysteriousness of my soul
    rising to meet the challenge
    it brings

    grain from grass
    held in my hand
    brushed by in the fields of eternity
    harvested
    and shaped into crackling loaves
    in the depths of hell
    anointed with the nectar of the grass
    life from the sun
    vicious winds and soothing rains
    have brought her full circle to me
    finished in a gauntlet of paddles
    it is punished to yield
    golden ointment

    I repose
    collecting this moment
    the valiant mystique
    of black marbled paper thin slices fall
    and arise like a sickening tale from the earth
    penetrating my core

    The sweetness of ruby jewels
    ripened under torment and great care
    I release them
    I release their beauty
    I release them for you and for the world

    on a bed of blackened scale

    gasping for breath

    it curls upward

    under the flash of a blade

    white hot coals cleanse

    adorned in a drizzle of off white

    flecks of green pungent life

    as it makes the passage home

    The crunch and crackle
    from the ancient ground
    emergent to the tune of the universe
    have been cleaved from the root
    and now play their humble notes
    with the salt from the sea
    and seared, pink flesh
    which once hung like horror show
    in a coffin of burning heady smoke
    expelled from mighty trees
    whose seed lies covering the forest floor

    who can fathom this mystery of life
    not I
    like a ship tossed on her waves
    I do what I was born to do
    she has called me
    she has collected me
    she has embraced me
    anointed me with the oil from her virgin trees
    running down my head
    and into the cauldron
    from which I coax
    all manner of mythical creatures
    that are purposed to sustain
    and complete the story
    one end of the circle
    running into the next

    As I take my place
    among the ranks of the redeemed
    tattooed skin
    pierced flesh
    broken warriors
    misfits from their own lives
    arrayed in clean robes
    now servants of life's great mystery
    tailors of consciousness
    artists of all dimensions
     
  2. berndy

    berndy

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    Amen
     
  3. petalsandcoco

    petalsandcoco

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    I have so much I would like to say ......

    Some words : Compelling, ardent, esoteric, sagacious.

    Amazing .....just amazing.

    Petals.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  4. zoebisch

    zoebisch

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    Thanks guys! :D