Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Question of Apple Paring

An Apple - Peeling Coincidence!
"There will be time . . . for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate . . . "

~ T. S. Eliot ~
from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"


The Spell of the Apple Paring
Pare an apple, take the skin,
And fling it straight behind you;
Whatever letter it may frame,
That will being your true love's name,
And (s)he will surely find you.

The Apple Parings
With a sharp knife pare an apple
Round and round and round.
Toss the paring o'er your shoulder --
The initial found
Will be the one you'll marry --
Do not be afraid?
'Tis an old prophetic omen
Good for man or maid.

both rhymes found in
Romantic Art and Customs of Yesteryear

by Diane C. Arkins (p 23)


And this is just me, playing with the food
on my plate at Cafestar, Astana, Kazakhstan

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