Food for Thought

Written by: Jan Delvaux.

After Eight Mints
Anchovies
Apple Pancakes
Applesauce
Atlantic Cod
Barbecue Sauce
Black Bean Soup
Blue Cheese
Blueberry Pancakes
Brussels Sprouts and Lamb
Buttermilk
Caribou Liver
Carrots
Cauliflower
Chicken Breast
Chicken Patty
Chicory Roots
Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate Pudding !!!
Cinnamon Raisin Bagel
Coffee Cake
Coleslaw
Donkey Balls
Dried Plums
Durian Fruit
Garlic
Garlic Roast Chicken
Green & Yellow Peppers
Green Leaf Lettuce
Grilled Cheese
Hamburger
Hashed Brown Potatoes
Honey Pops
Horseradish
Iron Steak
Jellied bouillon with frankfurters
Jelly Sandwich
Marinara Sauce
Melba Toast Crackers
Milky Way Bar
Mozzarella Cheese
Muffins
Onions
Pasta Shells
Peanut Butter
Plain Bagel
Pot Pie
Potato Medley
Potatoes
Queso Asadero
Salisbury Steak
Shredded Gruyere
Shrimp
Smoked Chicken Sandwich
Smoked Ham
South-western Sandwich
Turkey Pastrami on Rye
Waffles
Weight Watchers Chicken Enchiladas
Whole Wheat Bread


He comments Beuys’ art
they hang to his dentalia
in slimy appearance
menus on wrapping paper

then

note the mental thing
yes, yes, he said so,
and where are the nuts
the crackers, the slow food

crisscross
crosscriss

a cookie with my coffee
still harvests thoughts
wrong war thoughts
so wrong during the war

November sun

warms a sanitary finger
and goldfish in my hand
hidden under fallen leaves
in brown memories

alma


Explanation
              Joseph Beuys is a controversial artist, one of his
              works is called 'food for thought'.  I saw this at
              the museum of psychiatry when I guided some folks;
              theme of the exposition was  "lost in memory".
              Next to the museum is the garden where 3 of my
              sculptural works can be visited. We did so.