Sunday, May 07, 2006
Fat Blooms, an ode to my mother
This is for my mother, in the month of her birthday. Why shouldn't she take a whole month to celebrate!
Since we live on different continents and can't celebrate together, this post is for you Mum. Happy Birthday for the 22nd.
Fat blooms engorged with summer
scent spilling to earth
petals fragrant on gathering fingers
you set the flowers on the table.
Brushing a speck from your cheek
you inhale the passing scent and
dip a finger to taste
the lemongrass and coconut and lime
Tonight your family will dine
on curry with roses.
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