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thinkALONG! 24 January

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja

guest editor: Hifsa Ashraf


Aroma of Food and Drinks


“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight...”


--- M. F. K. Fisher (1908-1992)


Whenever we prepare a meal, or have meal at the table, the first thing that usually give us some temptation is the aroma of food i.e. aroma of warm cinnamon buns, parantha, herbal tea, coffee, pickles, rice etc. It’s aroma that pull us towards the dining table or make us nostalgic, or remind us of the similar aromas in the past.


How significant is aroma of food or drink in your life? Does the aroma of some specific food or drink tickle or trigger your memories? Which food/drink’s aroma is your favourite? Share with us through your poem.



the kettle's lid

rattle-rattles...

New Year's herbs


-- Kobayashi Issa

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lindalee004
lindalee004
Jan 29, 2023

Flames in the fire pit

lick the marshmallow

browned s’more ready

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Muskaan Ahuja
Muskaan Ahuja
Jan 27, 2023

Hifsa,


Thankyou so much for being here with us as the guest editor of the month. You brought everyone back to the basics and their five senses. I am sure the poets had learnt something from each feedback you gave.

thinkALONG is grateful to you!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
Jan 29, 2023
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Yes, well said, Miskaan. Thank you so much. Hifsa

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Revised (thanks Hifsa and Muskaan)


the aroma

of mom's biryani...

homecoming


Original:


back from hostel... fragrance of a feast in mom's biryani


Feedback welcome 😊

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I like


the aroma

of mom's biryani...

homecoming


It's a little more open ended, I think, than what I've written. Homecoming can be from a hostel or from a workplace in a distant town/city.

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Jan 26, 2023

Revision based on Muskaan's feedback, not as subtle though, suggestions welcomed.


uppuma soaked

in sambhar . . .

I keep asking

for more!


Thought I'd try a 4 liner - let me know what you think _()_


uppuma soaked

in sambhar . . .

how does one

refuse seconds?


Kanjini Devi

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Jan 28, 2023
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Thank you, Muskaan. I have revised to make it less abstract, however, I feel my original version is more enticing, and the revision, 'in your face'. The haiku is based on the first time I ever tasted uppuma in sambhar. I was overcome with how moreish it was!

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Hifsa  Ashraf
Hifsa Ashraf
Jan 26, 2023

revised


family haveli visit...

childhood memories refreshed

by grandma's mixed pickle


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original


family haveli visit... refreshing my childhood memories grandma's mixed pickle feedback welcome!

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Kanji Dev
Kanji Dev
Jan 27, 2023
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How about 'in'?

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