02 October 2009

Three Hours To Wait


You know the
taste won’t do unless
bona fide – no less and no
compromise so ten cardamom
pods please not seeds
get it thru your head

two fine cockerels raised
vital to this dish lavished
with love given a good

head of Mexican garlic
fresh ginger four bay leaves
five tear-raw onions ghee enough
to float a ship and five
cinnamon sticks

we’re getting there; turmeric
cumin, cloves, chilli, garam
marsala, yoghurt, pinch of salt

only three hours to wait...
© 4 August 2009, I. D. Carswell