Indira Renganathan


Alankar(Decor) -87


A Recipe(Uneven Couplet) -
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rhymed or unrhymed, metered or unmetered.


A Recipe

That you would relish I'm sure
This recipe try it with pleasure

Clean the insight in time sufficient
Wash off anger, enmity and hate

Put the mind on the burning heart
Put in the thoughts all to melt

Ladle in between a large of intellect
Stir in hope a heapful amount

Let all blend with a bliss intent
Until valour and courage result

Throw meantime in the flaming heart
Burnt to ashes filth and lust

Fervid heart now isn't violent
Mind is calm and tranquil incessant

Mix in now gently prayers and spirit
Still more gently the gods to let meditate

Season with peace and harmony pleasant
Garnish with joy and cheer concordant

Serve in the bowl of soul consonant
Enjoy with love consistent

Try and taste this recipe carefully
Tell me 'delicious, delicious' finally

Submitted: Monday, August 04, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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  • Allie Lusha (3/18/2010 5:28:00 AM)

    Indira a very insightful write, beautifully scribed with a flow of positivity, a recipe made in heaven... very enjoyable. I thank you for you welcome and kind comments on my poetry....Enjoy your day! ...Allie (Report) Reply

  • Kannan G (3/5/2010 11:38:00 PM)

    A wonderful recipe for the health, growth and peace of body, mind and soul. Warm regards. (Report) Reply

  • Ted M (8/19/2009 12:40:00 PM)

    So happy to see a title Recipe, my stomach sounded happy too, cause I was fed up with all that hotel food, ended up with a recipe for the soul which made my soul happy too........ Brilliant, meaningful write. Very pleasant and wise....10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Maia Padua (8/16/2009 2:32:00 AM)

    a very meaningful write
    very wonderful recipe..
    tasteful for the soul....
    We can get lessons from here..
    brilliant and wisdom thoughts
    10+++

    lovelots,

    Maia (Report) Reply

  • Wojja Fink (6/11/2009 12:04:00 PM)

    Indira...as you do not allow
    messages, did you notice
    you left two different comments
    on Kingdom of Poemhunter? regards Wojja. (Report) Reply

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (4/28/2009 8:10:00 AM)

    This is certainly a recipe to mix and cook with wisdom. You have put so much thought into this piece and wouldn't it be great to take a bite, and like a magic wand, we would be happy evermore.
    Wonderful poem Indira. Top marks Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (4/17/2009 11:14:00 AM)

    A really delicious recipe. This recipe contains all the essence of philosophy. A very good work. Very clear and lucid to read. (Report) Reply

  • Ahmad Shiddiqi (2/23/2009 10:59:00 PM)

    wise advice! wonderful! keep writing!
    Dear, friend. If time permits. Please read and comment on my newest poem, A Tale of India (on page 2) . Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (2/7/2009 10:51:00 AM)

    WoW! ! ! ! this is a great recipe for life...10% of this and that...to make our world a better place to live in...in peace and harmony together in unity...10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Collins (1/22/2009 8:18:00 AM)

    What an insightfull write... If we all used this recipe what a better place this world would be.... I enjoy the wonderfull peacefull theme you mainted through out this write.. This is by far very very good.....

    Bonnie (Report) Reply

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