With Apologies to Pablo Neruda (Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!)


Good Morning:

“With Apologies to Pablo Neruda, As Translated by Samuel Beckett” by Vonn Scott Bair

Great big

Smile of Sunday



Omelet with Piave Vecchio DOP, Seasoned with Sea Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Rosemary, Sage

Omelet with Piave Vecchio DOP, Seasoned with Sea Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Rosemary, Sage

Vonn Scott Bair

PS–If memory serves…that would equal a nice change of pace. But if it does, Pablo Neruda once wrote a haiku that Samuel Beckett translated as this:

Great big

Smile of summer


-of watermelon!


14 responses »

      • Very true, Vonn! Of course, my omelettes never look as nice as yours does, but I guess a lopsided smile is better than no smile at all πŸ˜‰

      • Beth: The key to a beautiful omelette is simple–put the ripped half on the bottom. It also helps to use a true omelet pan, the kind with gently sloping curved sides. Vonn Scott Bair

      • Thanks! I will have to invest in one of those pans. I’m sure with a little more practice and the right pan I can turn one out that looks at least a little bit appetizing! πŸ˜‰

    • vatelechuza: Thanks for visiting! It appears that this is not a haiku after all. I googled “Neruda watermelon” and it appears that Beckett took a stanza from the “Ode to a Watermelon,” translated it *very* creatively, and presented it as a poem that stands on its own. Beckett was both a highly imaginative and underappreciated translator, and did some very good work in this field. Vonn Scott Bair

  1. This brought a smile to my face! The breakfast food and newspapers really tell the “good morning” story. I look forward to more of your San Francisco photos. πŸ™‚ Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and Liking my “Good Morning” post!

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