Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Pad Thai Noodles

"Pad Thai Noodles," I decided.
"Thats what I'd like too."
I had offered to buy her lunch,
Why she accepted, I've no clue.

"I am Thai," she blurted
"But how can that be?"
Her blue eyes, blonde skin
She reckoned, "A tourist sired me."

I coughed. The Pad Thai stung.
I felt like a noodle. Senile.
She winked, "Its curious at first
But you'll love it after a while."

I tried to swallow the sudden spice
Her hands worked up her hair
She whispered, "Honey, twenty dollars,
And we both be swell out there."

I looked out of the window, a houseboat
Minutes later sounds choked her throat
The boat creaked and swayed and shouted
My tip was larger than the price touted.

As I scraped titbits off my plate
Her nudge brought me back to sense.
"What were you thinking, " she asked,
I smiled, "Oh! Just some work nonsense."

April 12, 2006
1:30 pm


Vivek said...

From Dud Sea Scrawls

thai on houseboat
By atrakasya on Fri, 2006-04-14 10:50

At the end of it - its just another way to a man’s heart, hm?
What I am curious about is - does the houseboat sway if one eats too vigorously, and does the periodicity of the houseboat’s motion help the pleasure of eating, or disrupt it?
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Hmm never heard of pad thai
By Pradzie on Fri, 2006-04-14 09:54

Hmm never heard of pad thai noodles before? Now That we’re talking abt fooood, did you try blow fish too?
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By atrakasya on Fri, 2006-04-14 09:40

wow! I’ve myself never had spicy thai in a houseboat Sad
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By Silent Melody on Thu, 2006-04-13 16:07

Hey Vivek; liked it. You write such interesting refreshing poems.
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"rangeen mizaz kavita"
By Vivek on Thu, 2006-04-13 13:10

IW I like that “rangeen mizaz kavita” Big Grin Maybe its about time I post the remaining Cup of Tea poems: fir paani paani honay ki naubat aayegi Eye-wink

Ano: iss poem ke immediately baad Pad Thai khaane ke liye invite bhi toe nahin kar sakta Smiling
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i love pad thai!
By ano on Thu, 2006-04-13 10:59

i love your poem too! Big Grin
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Taubaa Taubaa
By India Whining on Thu, 2006-04-13 08:48

Aaj badi rangeen mizaaaz kavitaa likkhi aapne Vivek bhaai !! Padh ke mooh mein paani aa gayaa. Lunch mein yeh haal toh dinner mein kyaaa hotaa hogaa yeh soch ke hum hairaan huey jaa rahe hein Smiling Taubaa Taubaa..

Kaash hamey bhi kabhi Daaal Chaawal chodh ke kuch aisaaa chat-pataa khaane ko mil jaaye !!

Good one .
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Vivek said...

Thai hot
By Vivek on Fri, 2006-04-14 13:33

They say thai hot is the hottest of them all.
I mean the Green Chilli.
Chill, there is no metaphor here. ;)

The boat sways with period three
(To figure, pick a book on nonlinearity)
The food is expensive, but aharmonicity free.* :)

To have anything mentioned in poem
Buy yourself mushrooms of imagination
Eat them to rabbit-hop into realms of ecstasy.** ;)

*Chaos by Gleick is fun read
**Alice in wonderland is great place to start.

For Pad Thai Noodles, visit Georgia Tech, go to Tech Square and eat at Tindrum. Ask me to join you for company. (If interested in houseboats only, go to Kashmir or Amsterdam :) !)

sudarpunsey said...


you can atleat tell the truth that you were inspired by my ideas...:)

Vivek said...

Of course....

I asked my friend (sudarpunsey) to suggest me an unpoetic topic... after few minutes of deep thought, his idea was "chick". I asked him to think harder. Of course, the second thing on his mind after chicks is Food, and so his suggested topic was Pad Thai Noodles... But your inspiration (or contribution) ended at suggesting a topic.... even in my or your wildest dreams, you won't have a houseboat escapade:P