Durian dream

For the ‪#‎MYWritersPoetryPrompt‬ in the ##‎MYWriters‬ FB group, I decided to do something fun for the end of January 2016 – I put up the word prompt ‘Durian’, since a fellow writer was lamenting that there were very few poems written about this king of fruits. I hope the good sports who participated had a bit of fun writing their ‘thorny’ and ‘pungent’ poems. 😉



Durian dream

Oh, so creamy
On my fingers
My, so dreamy
The aftertaste lingers

A foodie’s dream
So very intoxicating
Melts like ice cream
Draws crowds unending

The flesh so heavenly
A timeless delicacy
Savoured lovingly
Enraptured in ecstasy

A fruit so addictive
But an acquired taste
Its appreciation subjective
Enjoy it, never in haste

From sweet to bitter
From bittersweet to fermented
Do descriptions matter?
If you care, you’re demented

From the wilds, it spread
It made its way
Love it or hate it
It’s here to stay

Khor Hui Min
27 January 2016




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