Why the word ‘truffle’ in your mouth brings to light and life
some deep sense of earth in all its unbidden riches and the

quickened way we plunge among them with every sense alert
awakened and smelling tasting touching what they offer

with steam curling from the hot coil of olive oil and pasta
and the truffle knob waiting to be grated over it is because

this moment you truly are all hungry-eyed all appetite saying
with open heart that earth-rooted mouth-rounding word ‘truffle’