Cooking up a Poem

Heat up your brain
And fill it with ink
Wait till it is volatile
Smooth and flowing
Throw in your phrases
Chopped finely into words
Crisp and diced
Done with utmost care
Let it simmer for a while
Till they are homogeneous
In your brain
Season with imagery
Adding punctuation though is bane
Too much or too little
Like salt
Will make or mar the taste
Do not add too many spices
Of course keep the finished dish in mind
Garnish with a suitable title
The aptest you’ll have to find
Writing a poem
Is much like cooking I’ve felt
I wrote a poem
With my Mixed Vegetable!

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About Madhumita Ghosh

Studied at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. M.A. M.Phil Ph.D in English. Associate Professor in a degree college affiliated to Calcutta university. Love reading, writing poems and short stories. Translation is another passion Have translated English Romantic poetry to Bengali and Tagore poems to English.

4 thoughts on “Cooking up a Poem

  1. Madhumita Ghosh

    Thank you Nalini Priyadarshini!
    Lokesh, thank you!

    Was cooking bland vegetables…probably tastes not as spicy as it should have Keith Wallis ! 🙂

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