Poems of the Week

Scarabée du cuir des fruits

by Dan Campion

“Fine Dining and the Ethics of Noma’s Meticulously Crafted Fruit Beetle”
The New York Times

To craft a beetle out of fruits
An unpaid intern toiled
So VIPs in tasteful suits
Were spared an evening spoiled

By lesser, vulgar, amuse-bouches.
I think of Chaplin’s shoe,
The one he ate in Gold Rush, louche,
But tromp l’oeil that rang true.