A Canadian writer teaches English and finds out what it's like to be a foreigner.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Excessive use of exclaimation marks in Indian poetry on convenient lassies (not Scottish girls)

Today I bought a pineapple lassi drink from the convenience store down the street. It had a poem written on it:

"You are the evening cloud floating in the sky of my dreams.

I paint you and fashion you ever with my love longings.
You are my own, my own dweller in my endless dreams!
Your feet are rosy-red with my heart's desire, gleaner of my sweetest songs!
Your lips are bitter-sweet with my wine of pain."

-Tagore (1861-1941)

Pretty heavy for a yogurt drink.

1 comment:

Pam said...

...but heavy on the metaphorical calories !