Thursday, March 18, 2010



Ode to the Sulaimani


Cheap tea leaves
One-quarter lime
One mint leaf, probably unwashed.

A tiny glass with slats running up half-way
One blackened pan
One tiny kitchen.

Ten grubby fingers
One large heart.

Insha Allah,
The Sulaimani lives on.

4 comments:

Kiran said...

Amen to that! I loved the Sulaimani chai but I never thought grubby fingers were a nice thing :-) sigh! probably the training from my microbiology background... but I loved the tea :-)

Laksh said...

Is this Asif Bhai's chai? Am tempted to have a tea-tasting sometime :)
- Laksh

Pramshanks said...

@ Kiran: Microbiology cannot understand the love virus!

@ Laksh: Yes, Asif Bhai's chai. Do come, and we'll all make a picnic of it!

Vinutha N said...

Woha ! " Awesome " - tats the word :)