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Thursday

Tilgul

She looks at me
and I at her

knowing

we shall not
speak again

beyond
this sweet exchange.

© Alaka Yeravadekar

Note: A tradition in Western parts of India, 'Tilgul' is a sweet offered as token of maintaining cordial relations among friends and relatives

9 comments:

  1. This poem is so succinct, and yet speaks volumes. That is truly excellent.

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  2. beautiful tiny perfect

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  3. Short and bittersweet. I wish moments like these didn't have to end!

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  4. What a lovely tradition and thought. Thank you. I have learned something. Beyond that, your lovely poem holds within feeling I myself have felt. It is lovely.

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  5. Thanks- Rio, Isabel, Old Raven, Laura!

    My short poems always turn out better.

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  6. Life's sweet encounters :)

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  7. So much meaning packed in such a small space. Beautifully written.

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  8. Thank you for your comments, Darkangel, Rosemary, Richarde. Glad you all liked it!

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