Foraging by Stephen Daniels

Golden sultanas
contain as small an amount as half a
sprig and a generous seasoning of
symptoms – including vomiting and diar-
heat. Whisk in the butter and check
in Hanover and in Munster, including
the reducing cooking juices.
The woodlands close to their refugee shel-
pour the rest of the marinade.
40 reported cases, mainly linked
using a heavy kitchen knife, slice
them for the bearded amanita
shred the Kale finely, cook in the
Mediterranean area
gently, then add a little salt and
ing them. It’s tragic, particularly when
flesh is still pink and juicy within.



This poem was created using a random method, using the two articles:

‘Refugees fall victim to poisonous mushroom’ – Guardian (Page 19), Wednesday 30 September 2015.

Nigel Slater ‘Grilled Partridge, Orange and Lemon Marinade’ Recipe, Observer Food Monthly, September 2015, No. 174 p.24.

Lines were separated according the article and numbered. Using a numbered spinning wheel and alternating between the two articles.

Some joining words at the beginning and end of the lines were removed to help with coherence.


Stephen Daniels is the editor of Amaryllis Poetry ( and Strange Poetry ( websites. His poetry has been published in numerous magazines and websites, including The Interpreter’s House, Ink Sweat & Tears, And Other Poems, Obsessed With Pipework, The Lake. His forthcoming Pamphlet ‘Tell mistakes I love them’ will be published in 2017 by V. Press. You can find out more at @stephendaniels

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