Pho Sai Gon – Author Laura Marie Clark


 Pho Sai Gon

I sampled many new foods

In that inspiring country;

There is nothing I enjoy more

Than the taste of something

I have not previously tried; whether

Sweet or spicy, mild or hot,

I tried it, though I did not always

Know exactly what I was buying

From the vendors on the street.

The first meal I tried, I knew

Would stay with me long afterwards:

After landing, tired of the journey,

And imagining a place to rest,

Pho 24 was my destination.

Beef noodle soup has never been

So good; with many options,

Too many to choose from, and

Flavours I would come to miss

When the time came for me to leave.

Pho Sai Gon is quick to serve

(And easy to pronounce as well!)

The beef cooks in the boiling water;

Aromas rise from the bowl

To tease and tickle the taste buds.

The meal was pleasing to the tongue

In any combination I desired;

And one to suit any mood, no

Matter how my day had gone.

From busy, stressful, troubled days

To those that passed me by without

Any strain or sense of pressure;

Days on and off, a filling dish

 Cheap and refreshing, pho was there

Wherever, whenever, filling mouths

And eager stomachs with delight

A delicious meal never beaten.

© Laura Marie Clark


Excerpt from the book “City Of The World”

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About the Author

Laura is a writer and blogger near Lincoln, England. She is the author of City of the World – a collection of poems that take the reader on an adventure living and working as a teacher in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to explore the highs and lows of life as an expat.

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