Monday, September 17, 2012

Poem a Day XVII

Drinking Tea

Drinking tea
you find the way,
world within,
enlightenment,
since you stop,
savor moments,
let the world
go its own way,
with calm grace
fall into a warm cup
and let the taste
carry you.

Scent and taste
join together
to make peace,
to touch with joy,
to give hope;
the mind is calmed
in the cup
and is restored.
A small thing,
but the world is in it.
Here you may glimpse
happiness.

Drinking tea
you find the way,
journey home,
come to insight,
for the cup
reflects the mind
in stillness,
the liquid soothes,
steam rises
with the freshness of dawn:
for one moment
you are here.

2 comments:

  1. MrsDarwin10:11 AM

    Very fragrant and relaxing. 

    I wish this is how it was when I drank tea. Some drink to remember, some drink to forget, but I drink to ignore.

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  2. branemrys6:42 PM

     Well, there's a sort of constant whirlwind around your house, so I can understand that.

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