Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Friction towel

our Puck in Porto Rafti

All that love can give 
to distinguish itself 
from friendship is 

Every way and byway 
of the mind is elated 
by the towel snap of friendship,

as the mug of pure permission 
pours its balsam to the heart.

Time After Time
Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne, 1947
Chet Baker
Blue Note, 1954
EMI, 2007 ©


  1. Everything in your delectation depends on the towel's being gray. If you'd been served an orange towel with this riesling, the whole thing could have come undone.