(17.10.1944 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

It Tastes Like Nectar!

To be an unwanted guest
sitting alone in the absence of the host
eating food 'hot and shining like an eye of a cat',
It is not delicious, but considered 'bitter like neem';

If you happen to eat in a house
where you are greeted kindly with respect,
the host also accompanies you to dine,
however they are poor;

Even if they provide cold watery gruel,
prepared with poor quality rice grains,
It tastes like Nectar,
imbibes with your mind and body.

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Comments (7)

Very true dear poet...It is how you are welcomed that counts..10+++++
I have read something like that in Sanskrit poetry also. Thanks for presenting these noble thoughts through this nicely crafted poem.
'Poor quality rice'; but, it will satisfy the poor. Nice work.
i am moved by your fluent flow of words...such a deep theme nicely written...nectar flowing
rajendran muthiah, I like your comment here! ! so I give the Doctor 10 marks
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