Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A time for Chai ....


A permanent requirement at any time of the day, and particularly on slightly nippy mornings in the middle of nowhere away from home, there is something special about a strong flavourful boiling chai, being poured out through a big alluminium kettle, for you, the entire proceedings being watched by the hardworking saucepan that has tolerated all the excited boiling.

Blogger friend Joshi Daniel posted this.  This entry ‘Hot’ won the Chai Time Photography contest - http://chaiwithlakshmi.in/chaitime/hot/

And a poem happened  here ....:-).... Enjoy the tea !

(photograph by Joshi Daniel)

Matronly,
endomorphic in comfort,
Mrs Kitlibai Chai,
she sits,
a feeling of
flowing warmth inside,
in a chai stained sari
head covered
with a simple pallu
going around
the top;
a welcome flavoured
steam
whispering
through the spout
and
welcoming those who visit.

Next
to Mr Patelarao Chai,
resting
after a hard time
tangling with
some
dark minded leaves,
"item" type ginger,
and sugar,
all getting
so excited
in the boiling milk,
that they rise up
in fragrant joy
and sometimes overflow.


She,
the front office,
that deals
with customers
and smiles,
and handles receivables.

He is the back office,
and
like some
poet guy said,
"They also serve who only stand and wait "
....

7 comments:

  1. Love the shot!!! And Mr Patela Rao and Ms Ketli Bai make a great couple :D

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  2. The lines are as fresh and special as a boiling cup of chai... :D

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  3. Wow....that chai stained sari on the endomorph Kitlibai i loved the most. And i can smell some elaichi too :)

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  4. IHM,Kunal, Sangeeta Thank you , all !

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  5. Amazing tea It sounds delicious !!

    Chai

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