For those who are not familiar, Laksa is a dish of spicy noodles that hails from Malaysia and Singapore. Made of white noodles, thick, spicy coconut gravy, prawns, and cockles, it delights the palate and is a deeply entrenched part of South East Asian culture.
Here is a short, but simple Rondel to this dish. A Rondel consists of 13 lines and has an ABBA, ABAB, ABBA(A) rhyme scheme. Do enjoy it and try one yourself.
A Rondel for Laksa
Her strands of smooth white hair
Wrap around and tease
The senses they intrigue and please
How they fill, delight and dare
He red velvet, spicy cloak
Men's fires it will ignite
Their senses of taste, touch and sight
With stealth enshrouds, quietly stoke
Her red hair and cloak
Put together, satisfy
With shelled red earrings, do invoke
Hungry longing, and mystify
Prompts the need for a second try.
(C) Poem by Michelle Liew Tsui-Lin (Post author)