Tuesday, July 23, 2013

living ...

 Parsley, spinach, celery or lettuce;
get those green leafy ones;
they are good for health.
If you can’t buy, just pluck them
 from here and there.
Soak for a while in hot water
drain and dry
and you would be able to smell the
apple-green freshness.
Tear off the part that disturbs.
Sit gingerly,
 segregate the good and the rotten ones
with deft fingers dancing in a mysterious grace.
Snip off the blackened part
Split the spoilt edge
Slash away the bitter stem
And slit the thickened chunk.
Just a dash of salt n pepper
and sprinkling of sauce n oil;
Celebrate the union
and it’s magnetism in a bowl.
Eat them with rice or bread
Or even raw if you fancy.
Or else, feed them to a cow;
it will bring a li'l change
in the whisper of a breath,
in the echo of a smile
take a chance and just see.

Find a place in the soil and plant your destiny.
Water it with your own hands and
let a creeper of hope grow.
Pluck and fold the dreams neatly
clean it
clear it
and keep them fresh.
Find the corner under its shade and
 scream if the pain does not heal, and then
dump the rotten part
drown the noisy drum
straighten the uneasy bend
smoothen the roughened bounce.
Remember to eat well your leafy green vegetables.


Vandana Sharma said...

lovely comparison.

Brian Miller said...

plant your destiny...smiles...i like that...we had a vegetable dinner tonight...all veg out of the ground...loved it...nice metaphor for life as well...smiles.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me to get to work on planting the garden :) ~peace, Jason

Beachanny said...

Very clever - nice turns of phrase that evolve from a recipe for a dish into a recipe for life. Green and growing = a connection to good living. Well done!

Kate Mia said...

I like food too vegetables are light and willing creatures to be shared and eaten

ayala said...

Great metaphor in this, great write.

Dulcina said...

Very original comparison, planting vegs and destiny.
I know someone next to me who would say, "feed them to a cow!", :)))
That "someone" compares eating lettuce to having paper.
You know, sometimes you plant lettuce seeds and roses bloom in spring.
The Bible says, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap, but...life is full of surprises!
A hug.

Rose said...

Yes Moon, I agree with you, we are responsible for our own destiny. There is no supernatural power controlling our lives. 'Take a chance and just see'
Love your words 'pluck and fold the dreams neatly...keep them fresh.....scream if the pain does not heal'... fabulous writing dear lady!

Brian Miller said...

happy sunday...smiles...
hope the week ended well for you

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this, Moon, and it is always nice to see you in the Pantry. I especially love "let a creeper of hope grow. Pluck and hold the dreams......" Lovely.

Nataša Dolenc said...

loved it :)

Mary said...

Nicely penned. I really like the idea of planting your destiny. If only we could....

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful metaphor! Love it =)

Ygraine said...

I like the idea of planting our destiny...it makes such sense.
A fabulous write xx

Margaret said...

loved the metaphors and "plant your destiny"! Nicely done.