First Taste

Written for:  dVerse Poets – OpenLinkNight #187
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Vapors of onion kulcha rose
from plate, along with its
companions of Naan, and a crispy
cracker-like bread. Dipping
sauces were set down–red, green,
sweet, spicy–all delicious.
I ordered a spinach and cheese
(paneer) dish that melted
on my tongue. Ladled from
a copper bowl, yellow-threaded
rice, a perfume party for nose
for nose and palate. Seasonings
were dark exotic spices I had never
tasted. I was hooked. Indian
spice tea was a hot, fragrant
end to a perfect meal. On the way
out, a decorative dish of fennel
seeds rested on counter. Aroma
of anise sprang to mind. Told
to chew some, I did. A wonder
for the digestion. I left a
die-hard fan of Indian cuisine.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to First Taste

  1. frankhubeny says:

    Nice description of an Indian meal from naan to fennel seeds.


  2. sanaarizvi says:

    Oh my god my mouth is literally watering… delicious delicious write!!❤️


  3. Grace says:

    i am glad you enjoyed it ~ this poem makes me hungry….a delight for the senses ~


  4. Oloriel says:

    Your poem makes me want to re-try Indian cuisine, even spinach sounds savory and inviting, and I enjoyed imagining the juxtaposition and colours of all the spices.


  5. C.C. says:

    Indian is my favorite food and this just makes me hungry 😛


  6. This is exactly how it should be, and all those spices made me hungry.

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  7. Sabio Lantz says:

    Fun initiation celebration. Having lived for years in India and cooking weekly with their wonder, I enjoyed this fully. Well written, direct and playfully enjoyable.


  8. Just a big Yum Yum from me. Tasty stuff.

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  9. kaykuala h says:

    A wonder for the digestion. I left a
    die-hard fan of Indian cuisine.

    The spicy taste lingers on in Indian food! Very much so Sara!



  10. lillian says:

    Delicious, delectable, odorifous in a wonderful way! 🙂 This takes me back to my travels in India.


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