Friday, January 27, 2006



Cutting vegetables
Reducing them from
Whole to tiny parts
Has always been
A meditation of sorts
Teaching the most
Valuable lessons in Zen
What was nowhere
Were sown as seeds
On a carefully tilled soil
They were nurtured
And grown with care
By different faculties
Of the Cosmic force
And from within
Thin stems came forth
Gentle flowers
Which contained within
Fruits and then the same seeds
The fruits and leaves
Travelled through many a hand
And here they are so beautiful
Of different colours on my kitchen counter
Ready to go for yet another process
Of transformation in heat
Until they get ready for the dining table
The Changeless Essence
Yields itself to such
Apparent changes
In name and form.

- Swahilya


Blogger Parvati said...

What a delightful way of connecting the Eternal and Immutable to the Ephemeral and the ever-changing!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Swahilya said...


11:32 AM  
Blogger kundalini said...


6:27 AM  
Blogger Swahilya said...

Thank You Kundalini.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Radhika said...

Looks divinely yummy too....

8:08 PM  
Blogger Swahilya said...

Yes Radhika, it finally transformed into hot and yummy, divine Rava Kichidi!

7:42 AM  

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