Taste of the East on a winter’s day
Multi-flavoured the Chinese way
Chicken, pork or beef cut fine
Sweet-sour prawns with glossy shine.
It’s a “pick and choose” lunchtime buffet
With rows of dishes on display
The rice and noodle bowls are vast
Spring rolls and Dim Sum vanish fast.
Salads fresh in combination
A kaleidoscope temptation
And brought to our table - fragrant tea
Chopsticks for you, knife-fork for me.
We indulge and serve ourselves some more
What’s for dessert? Time to explore
At us those ice creams coolly stare
Pity a birthday’s once a year!
(c) Poet in the woods 2013