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As though

the pot were

a basin, where

lettuce, spinach and cabbage

grow, where cows

and sheep graze.

And fat fish and shrimp

swim and swarm

the river surface.


We watch -

in the boiling

spicy soup, the greens

absorbing drops of oil

turn glossy green.

Fresh red and white

slices sink then rise,

in curled and uncurled



That is how

they assimilate in

this rich broth,

a collage of tastes

and colors,

a beauty in one pot

while still keeping

their own unchangeable




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This is wonderful, Lake. How well expressed! I was doing some work here on the board, and one of my best friends, who owns a Thai restaurant, just delivered some world class tofu pad thai and Thai fried rice to my home as a surprise. I inhaled the food, came back to read this, and now I'm ready for round two.:D I love how you describe the hot pot "environment." Appetizing ...



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Hi Tony,


I like what you say "the hot pot environment", which can be refereed to different things that I was trying to deliver.


Thanks and I like your new photo.



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