Monday, 4 January 2016

Back at the tavern






Because I might face hardship ahead, should I stop?
my loved ones cannot come always alongside me;
forget the tavern, not even to the corner shop,
but the tavern doesn’t yet know how to be empty.


The winemakers distil the wine, slow drop by drop,
each glass is filled to its level by the saki
and each patron comes to claim his usual spot -
an empty tavern seat’s still a rarity.


I may dither all day whether to go or not -
the spaces shrink or expand as the need may be;
the tables are few, but the benches find space, allot
each one a place, squeeze them in or seat them easy.


The saki too serves the same level, the same wine
whether I drink with strangers; or friends of mine.










12 comments:

  1. 'Might' is never a reason to stop. 'Will' might be, but might? Never.

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    1. Even 'will' might not be enough reason :) no harm in going...can always leave if it gets unpleasant :)

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  2. Nice! Unfortunately, drowning sorrows doesn't make them go away. Hardships will still come.

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    1. Wine is truth :) no drowning permitted in the tavern :)

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  3. Hi Nila - we can always leave .. that's a maxim I like! I make the effort to go ... because we never know what life will throw at us and give us that boost for the year ahead ..

    Cheers and HPN - Hilary

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    1. Me too! Whatever gets thrown turns out okay on closer inspection :)

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  4. Happy New Year, Nila!
    Wish I could partake, a glass of wine now and again would be such a delight. Maybe that's my problem - I'm too sober! :)

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    1. Happy New Year, Yolanda! Wishing you just the right amounts of wine this year! :)

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  5. Hi Nila! HNY! You caught my attention with the first line: Because I might face hardship ahead, should I stop?
    If we never tried, we'd never know what opportunities/experiences we might have missed. I'm all for stepping outside my comfort zone...and a little wine to ease the way!

    Denise :-)

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    1. Yup, comfort zones can get a bit boring at times, stepping out once in a while spurs creativity imo..Happy New Year! :)

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  6. Working within the comfort zone limits growth. But to step out one, is an ordeal too. Passion is bound to spur minds. Passion alone, in such cases.

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    1. Well worth the risk most times, either you achieve something or you learn something...passion makes life worth living, without it not so much!

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