Sweet indulgence

Thine alabaster skin makes me sigh
Thine alluring rotundity is oh so sly
A flowery tale more sweeter than thou
I pen to proclaim my abiding love and how!

Thou oozy overload of tastiness
Thou sisterhood of lusciousness and sweetness
Soaking sweetly in a bath of sugary syrup
Thou makes my knees go weak and heart rate climb up!

Ah! Delirious do I feel as I bite
The pillowy softness, airy and so light
As juices invade my mouth gushing forth
My eyes close in ecstasy untold!

The gustatory gratification that you generate
The cavalcade of sweetness I venerate
Your chilled demeanour satiates my sweet tooth
Dear rasgulla*, you’re my favourite dessert is the truth!

*rasgulla: Rasgulla, also known in Rosogolla, Rasagola, or Rosogola is a South Asian syrupy dessert popular in the Indian subcontinent and regions with South Asian diaspora. It is made from ball-shaped dumplings of chhena (an Indian cottage cheese) and cooked in light sugar syrup made of sugar. This is done until the syrup permeates the dumplings. Should be had chilled.

Written for dVerse poetics. Today’s guest host, Misky, says: So here’s the plan. Let’s play with our food. Our favourite food. Or treat. Breakfast? Lunch? If this was your last meal – what would you want on your plate. Is there a plate? Maybe it’s finger food. So instead of counting syllables on your fingers, let’s lick our fingers, and write some food poetry.

P.S. I have changed the image because the previous image (which I am sharing below) seemed like boiled eggs to many! 😅


93 thoughts on “Sweet indulgence

    1. It is my favourite sweet and is actually not so sweet as the sugar syrup is squeezed out before eating. Since it is made of cottage cheese, it is quite light compared to other Indian sweets. 😀

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  1. 😁😁😁😁😁 for a moment I thought…”goodness Punam, throwing caution to the wind there”…till I read “sisterhood,” actually one word “rotundy” also had me realising something was up…but even with that, your poem is a sensory delight! I really enjoyed it very much, and despite being about a type of food, manages to retain its sensuality!

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  2. Oh Punam my dear friend, you truly are a word magician…a pen or keyboard your magic wand! 😊 ❤️ I loved your poem, a true decadent delight! 🥰🤗❤️

    PS I wasn’t sure if you saw that I’ll be leaving WordPress at the end of the month. You have my email, please keep in touch you have truly become a dear friend over my years on WordPress! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Jenna!! So good to see you! Thanks so much, my dear friend. I am glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 xoxo
      I didn’t receive your mail. I will check and respond in a while. Of course, I will stay in touch with you, sweetheart. xoxo


    1. Val, they look like the fairer cousin of gulab jamun but are different. Gulab jamun is made of reduced milk and is fried and then soaked in thick sugar syrup. These are much lighter ( pun intended) and so much more tasty!:) (I am biased)


  3. Whoa, such a savory and relishing feeling! I could feel it all over me, I could feel myself taking the dessert, my mind and body concentrated on the feelings. Such an appealing description, dear!

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