on giving …

on giving

bapa dola
said to his student
always serve
a guest water
and
chapati
first
if they show
gratitude
and
express thanks
then
serve them
wine
and fruit
else
bid them
safe journey

– Charles W. Martin

© 2015, poem and illustration, Charles W. Martin, All rights reserved

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