NAPOWRIMO 2017 Day Two ~ Strange Land Cuisine ~

Today, I’d like you to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell.




Tis neither Grandma’s nor Old Aunty’s

nor a discovered piece of yellow paper

in a book,in a bag, inside a locked chest

Oh dear peace peace, be at peace,rest…rest,

you will know for sure


think of ingredients strange as, a pang of

pain, mountain of strength, river of passion

mound of patriotism,deluge of dedication

love profound of equality and liberation


mix them instill them,try to inculcate them

in mind and spirits of large groups of humans

add more selflessness, others before self,hard

work, bright vision, countless shifts  of nations.


take a large clean pure and green, piece of land

sprinkle water from a close by river, add trees, sand

flowers,sheep,cows horses and chicken of a farmland

shower them with powder of peace,chain hand in hand


leave them for long in the sunlight check them in moon

light, then put a ring of law around from bottom to top

follow the rules they must, not to touch till all is set

no one is first no one last,no one king no one upset


and now dear poets,  wonder what will be…

the result of this strange amalgamated cooked up









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anjum wasim dar

Writer Teacher Trainer Researcher ELT Professional Married Published Award Winner Poet

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