Translated meditations by Francis Ponge originally published in French in the collection “La première gorgée de bière.”


The Scent of Apples

The First Swallow of Beer

Banana Split

Helping Shell Peas

The Oyster

The Fruit Crate


*The First Swallow of Beer, Helping Shell Peas, and Banana Split were published in Le Petit Press’ “EAT/ATE.”