A Bowl of Chillies.
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|Publication:||Name: Hecate Publisher: Hecate Press Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Hecate Press ISSN: 0311-4198|
|Issue:||Date: May-Nov, 2010 Source Volume: 36 Source Issue: 1-2|
|Topic:||NamedWork: A Bowl of Chillies (Poem)|
I dream I am a bowl of chillies --long red chillies, long-picked, skins cracking, flesh softening-- red chillies in a bowl of speckled coconut wood, the Indonesian bowl my daughter brought me. A mother makes a daughter, but A daughter makes a mother too. And as a country shapes my daughter, she brings patterns to her girls, carrying the mother-fires through. I can turn myself into sambal , a piquant comment to the daily rice, a recipe to be remembered and followed, like your mother did. You start, with a bowl of chillies: They speak the warmth hidden in your wintry ways.
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