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Worms’ Paradise

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English Poetry

                     Taken out the bundles  

              of spinach from the fridge racks

               frightened, Reni, seeing small

                       earthworms swirl

                           on her wrist.   

                                  *

                    It embarrassed her;

                    when kept inside the refrigerator

                    she didn’t see eggs or worms

                    in between the leaves

                    arranged in order. 

                                 *

               Wondered  only to hush

               while cleaning white flat fish

               white parasitic worms crop up

               and move freely on top

                      of the wrist.    

                   *******************

12 Comments

  1. purabi says:

    good one Ma’am. if u have been following your own advent, u’d for sure discover a new you.your writings now are draped artistically.
    imagery laden the poetry had beautiful lines.
    loved it in totality-
    “white parasitic worms crop up
    and move freely on top
    of the wrist.”
    parasites all over us and they soon disseminate all over us.the irony is we let’em grow over us!

  2. U.M.Sahai says:

    Nice thoughts and narration, Medhini.

  3. Gion Gion says:

    Medhini,
    very descriptive, well rhymed and versed. Maybe she needs a Kosher kitchen?! 🙂
    Brings back creepy crawly memories.
    Reading it over I can feel deeper meaning beneath the surface of these simple lines.
    “It embarrassed her” – “Wondered only to hush”.
    Gion

  4. Vishvnand says:

    A beautiful poem, artfully narrated
    to muse in its various aspects of interpretations.
    Unique style.
    Liked immensely

  5. medhini says:

    Purabi, Sahai,Gion & Vishvji;
    Thank you very much for your well meaningful
    comments.

  6. ULHAS says:

    ma’am, a nice description of the worm and its mischef, but I personally think you could have put some more time and dressed it a little better…..

    Sorry but you get only 4 for this………….The poem is good, but not as good as some of your other poems……….

  7. alka says:

    very different type of poetry emerging out of the kitchen
    alka

  8. rajdeep says:

    liked it ma’am

  9. parminder says:

    Very different and nicely put.

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