Why summer is sour


That place without a name
Green and dark, just by the busy highway
Where we zoomed past without a halt…

Baby mangoes loomed there in summer slumber,
You should have slowed down.
I wanted to steal them,
Eat them sprinkled with chilli and salt.

Yes, we can buy the fruit, I know.
But stolen raw mangoes have a taste of their own…

Sketch of mango tree by Gauri Gharpure
Poem and impromptu sketch by Gauri Gharpure

Gauri Gharpure is a talented writer, artist and budding poet who blogs at Life Rules. Gauri is a faithful reader of Sailu’s Kitchen and she’s kind to contribute a short poem and sketch on mangoes. Do visit her at Life Rules.


I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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10 Responses

  1. Uma says:

    Lovely poem and beautiful sketch. Just saw her lovely blog.

  2. Srivalli says:

    beautiful sketch!

  3. Cham says:

    The sketch & poem , both are beautiful.

  4. Gauri says:

    thanks so much! the tree looks better here! ha ha

  5. arundathi says:

    Enjoyed the site – thanks for the links!

  6. Vineela says:

    Beautiful Poetry………..

  7. Rupa says:

    hey sailu,

    There is a little something for you…please do drop by at my blog

  8. sushma says:

    Lovely poem with a capturing sketch..

  9. sara says:

    Very nice little poem..I am a regular reader and a fan of your recipes…

  10. Mallika says:

    Lovely poem… and how true! Ha ha…

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