Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Seasonal and perennial

First mango of the summers
First rain of the monsoon
First strawberry of the garden
First sugarcane juice to satiate thirst
First vegetable of the season!

Remembering the time
when I used to wait
to get my first bite
before frozen and all year long
came into being.

Seasonal and perennial
were different words
both dominated there own space
without rousting the other.

Do you recall
the thrill of
your mother telling
today mango is as dessert
and okra is the dish.

The novelty got lost
when watermelon was made
all year long
when the longing and wait
for the first taste
got diminished
by savoring frozen
and preserved seasonals!

1 comment:

  1. No matter what I still can't get gannay ka juice!! Oh boy, those were some fine days, when I could come back from the school, sit in the sun, and savor my ganna,nervous at the same time if any of my tooth would give away.