Friday, April 26, 2013

[Poem] Padaek


Padaek 

Speak to me of padaek
And some poor pa ferments, pungent, chunky and spicy.
Alas, so unlikely to catch on like sriracha or sushi, at least in this century.
I look at your lips, appreciatively pondering
All that has passed beyond those lovely gates for your jai ngam lai,
Where even the last bit of fish is not forgotten or left behind.

2 comments:

padaek said...

Hi Bryan! I really appreciate your work and enjoy reading your blog. Thank you! I first read this poem on PoemHunter, it is lovely. I am writing a post on how to make padaek on my blog called Padaek and I was wondering if I could use your poem in it?

Bryan Thao Worra said...

Certainly!