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Woodchuck Non Grata

9" x 7" print
12" x 10" paper
Hand printed on Japanese Kozo (rice paper)
Edition: 6
Sold unframed
Price includes shipping within the U.S.

A copy of the poem will come with the print.


The new gourmet greens are to die for—
baby lettuces of every crimp and hue,
a chiffonade of spinach, watercress, radicchio.

Edible weeds jazz up the mix—slivers of
dandelion, coltsfoot, sheep sorrel.
A buffet of cruditès? Yes please!

Nothing haute about this cuisine. It’s oh
so nouvelle—farm fresh, locally grown,
organic, sustainable.

Feast on a banquet of broccoli,
green beans galore, bell peppers
sprinkled with garnishes of parsley.

Top off this epicurean frolic with fistfuls
of flowers—pansies, petunias, phlox.
Perhaps a strawberry or two—ooh la la!

The proprietors may hiss, but really!
They offer the epitome of hospitality.
The outdoor ambiance is superb.

Rest assured,
this woodchuck
will be back for more.

Leslie Moore

What Rough Beasts
Littoral Books, 2021