Despite your unattractiveness

you are as sweet and sour as

the night - you are slit by the

paring knife separating your

many seeds - pandering as you


do to needs of sophisticated

taste. You are the lingering

song hovering on my tongue.

You are the gong of mystery,

dancing in my melodic mind




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Wed 23rd Sep 2020 21:49

A thank you to Stephen Gospage also for the Like.

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Kevin T.S. Tan

Mon 21st Sep 2020 22:37

sure, you're welcome. interesting background info. food for thought

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Mon 21st Sep 2020 22:13

Hi Kevin, thanks for that, interesting.

My motivation for writing this was based on the use of the word when part of the title of a mystery story.

Seen in that context, Tamarind has a mystic sort of feel to it and especially so by some of us Brits.

I think being as sweet and sour as the night rams home my message.

Thanks again and for kindly commenting.


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Kevin T.S. Tan

Mon 21st Sep 2020 21:39

I don't know if it's cultural, but us Chinese from Java Indonesia really don't like that fruit! lol
it's funny though to read a poem about it. I'm all for mystery!

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Abdul Ahmad

Mon 21st Sep 2020 08:39

Nice one Philipos. Whets the appetite.

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Mon 21st Sep 2020 02:07

To linger in one’s mind seems a worthy sacrifice of beauty. Great poem Philipos! 🔥

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