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Mustard’s Move.

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English Poetry

Mustard’s Move.

Mustards sprung ,lept, popped

And staged

a hip hop;

Green olive  oil fumed

And caused

a splutter;

Colored veggies matted

And dropped

The screen;

© Kanchana Selvakumar

8 Comments

  1. Vishvnand says:

    Very Beautiful take.
    capturing an elegant imagination.
    Liked immensely.
    commends

  2. U.M.Sahai says:

    Good effort, Kanchna

  3. Gion Gion says:

    Kanchana,
    I don’t get it. Can you explain?
    Fergus

    • kanchana says:

      @Gion Gion, Its an exaggerated imagination of the seasoning done in Indian cuisine.Mustards get restless as the oil gets hotter and splutter .only then the other ingredients are added and the actual cooking starts.Mustard seeds got lots of medicinal value.The plant also looks very attractive in full bloom.Typically, a south Indian dish gets prepared after mustard seeds splutter,even the ones that are not cooked and eaten raw have mustard seasoning(like chutney).am sure you would have heard of ‘chutney’.

    • Vishvnand says:

      @Gion Gion
      In the poem the picture of what happens during the process of tempering in Indian style cooking is described poetically & elegantly.
      To know what this tempering process in cooking is, you may visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaunk

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