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A collaboration over too much coffee.
coffee and pen

13 April, 2011

CaPoWriMo 2.13

Write a perfume or smell poem; write about the smell or essence of a person, an animal, of food or waste.

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Blogger Kalyani Sastry said...

16 April, 2011 20:50  
Anonymous shrutanne said...

a poem about a smell-- a person, animal, food or waste

Smell Spells

The polite fragrance of elaichi

is the dining room visitor perfume

the tangy amchur remembers

the green mango before its demise

the heeng invades all your senses

but the laung reveals its sharpness

only to the tongue

the ajwain is strong and yet prim

like a school mistress.

the dries methi seeds tell you the story

of how the sund ried the green fields

the abrupt saunf bids goodbye to the guests

the boring old jeera screams everydayness

and the tej patta is what everyone uses

but secretly hates

In a North Indian kitchen, I drown myself in Malabar.

06 May, 2011 19:08  

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