Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sipping Tea and Poetry

Sipping Tea and Poetry

I gather my tea treasures
for a quiet afternoon
small candelight
tea kettle
tea cup
the perfect blend of tea

I love the ceremony
of drinking tea
quiet and stillness
patience while brewing
anticipating the aroma
soon to fill the room

I pour my cup of tea
and settle myself in
picking up poetry
from a treasured friend
soaking in the beauty
of tea and touching words

There is no greater gift
to give to oneself
slowing down
having tea
loving quiet times
alone with just me