O Red bird, o my Santa bird

Title – O Red bird , O my Santa bird

O Red bird , O Red bird ,
Please fly to safer skies
And bring some blessings for us ,
An invisible virus has brought a lockdown ,

O my Santa bird , O my Santa bird ,
You are dressed in red , just like Santa Claus ,
Please be our Santa Claus and
fetch some gifts for us ,
but this time , please gift us
better immunity , strength
and remedy from the Covid virus ….
So that we can resume our routine ,
Out of our home’s radius ….

O Red bird , O my Santa bird ,
Please fly to safer skies
and bring some blessings for us ….

  • Rupali Gore Lale
    ©2020 This poem is a prayer , a hope for normal days .
    My daughter Ira’s drawing of a red bird inspired me to write this poem . In fact , she asked me to write a poem for her drawing .
    Artwork – Ira Lale

The link of the poetry video on my YouTube channel is given below :

The drawing by Ira , which inspired me.

O Red bird, o my Santa bird

Falooda

Food is a necessity , but certain foods do not take time to be a temptation , an indulgence . Desserts are a great extension of a meal . They represent a human need to make space for luxury and not feel guilty about it ! To beat the Tropical heat – kulfi , gulkand , rabdi , Basundi and Falooda are great options . Falooda is my personal favourite . I follow the recipe of my mother , for making Falooda at home . Falooda is a beautiful layered drink . Layers of soaked Sabja seeds , soaked vermicelli , milk , rose syrup and Vanilla ice-cream , in a long glass ! A visual , sensory delight ! The red rose syrup , when blended with white milk and vanilla ice-cream , gradually turns a pleasant baby pink ! A culinary composition awaiting to be eaten … Eating each spoon is a divine bliss !Instead of vanilla ice-cream , malai kulfi also can be used . Falooda is an Indian dessert . It traces its origins to Iran . In Persian culture , this dish is called ‘ Faloodeh ‘ .

My Elfchen for Pink , inspired by Falooda. Hues. sweet , soft spreading rosy vibes enhancing a Falooda glass Pink

Sketch – Rupali Gore Lale

Elfchen and drawing were first posted in my Instagram account .

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Falooda