What she likes best

She has visited hotels across the world

With great star rating, resplendent in beauty,

With organized landscaping

And a balance of the five elements.

Yet she found not a place as comfortable as

A little house with thatched roof,

Mattress on bed made of dried grass,

Furniture few and rustic,

Where the beautiful scent of forest lingers.

Cuddling her quill, peace suffusing her entire persona,

She weaves a mystery all around herself

And looks at the crescent moon.


She has tasted all the cuisines cooks can offer,

The delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods,

Served in dishes the east or the west plan for,

Yet, nothing could surpass a melange of Indian dishes,

Served on a green banana leaf where

The only forks and spoons were the dexterity

Of the five fingers which allowed not

Even a grain of rice to fall on the table.


She has known friends  of variegated ranks,

In our present society, of different characteristics,

However, she found no companion as companionable

As sweet solitude,

Which always strikes a chord deep within her.

The sea, pure and profound, wilful, knows it,

So do the purple clouds hovering over

The Wudang mountain monastery  in China.

While time ticks away at her own speed,

Eyes dreamy and lips moist,

She fashions her writing turning it into

A reunion with others of epic proportion,

With beauty beyond measure

And grace beyond infinity.


pramila khadun




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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

10 thoughts on “What she likes best

  1. VijayNair

    A magnificent ,panoramic view of abodes,cuisines,and friends, culminating with the poet’s own vision of what pleases her most.A thoroughly enjoyable read.

  2. lokesh roy

    I love Chinese cuisine ! you are right about eating with fingers .In all , the poem conveys an independent mind which is what matters at this juncture.

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