Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Grocery Shopping for Yalda!

The price of pomegranate was as grotesque as our distance,
And the slaughtered watermelons had all the colors, but no happiness!

Somehow I found the fiery persimmons,
Placed in a distant corner next to the potatoes,
being ignored even by curious shoppers,

They were the outsiders,
And they belonged to my table!

Yalda Table, Chickpea Chateau, December 2010

To all of you who celebrate Yalda, the longest night of the year,
Happy Yalda!


Daisy said...

Happy Yalda to you too!
Wishing you always a unique but happy table.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous verses and such an amazing picture, as usual. I hope you have had a fantastic Yalda, Tameshk jaan.

Tameshk said...

Dearest Daisy,
Thanks for you comment and you kind wishes. I wish you a very Happy New Year!

Dear Anonymous,
Thanks for your comment.