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Monday, January 27, 2014

Tea Time



 
A Cup of Tea

When the world is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium
And brew a cup of tea.

There is magic in its' fragrance,
There is solace in its' taste;
And then laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.

And the world becomes a lovely thing!
There's beauty as you'll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea.

(J. Jonker, Amsterdam, c.1670
 
 

14 comments:

Pat said...

I agree 100% :)

Hilary said...

Ah yes. Perfect.

Connie said...

Lovely post :)

Country Gal said...

Amen ! Best drink in the house by far ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Deb said...

Oh yes, blue and white. Is there any china more beautiful. Enjoy your cup of tea. Deb

Nellie said...

A cup of tea definitely has a bit of magic!

DJan said...

Had to brew a cuppa after reading this, Jo. Love the poem, love the sentiment. :-)

Janneke said...

I totally agree with it! I always enjoy reading your poems, lovely.

Nancy's Notes said...

What a heartwarming post, thank you! I think I need a cup of tea now.
Have a wonderful day!
Nancy

Jay said...

Perfect, both words & picture!

Winifred said...

How I envy tea drinkers, wish I liked it.

The kettle was always on at home & there always seemed to be a pot of tea ready. All family problems seemed to be solved over a cup of tea.

Now If I'd been born in hospital I'd have thought they had mixed me up with someone else's baby! A coffee drinking family's baby.

Kathy said...

A cup of tea is just what I need on this cold winter day. I love the poem (it was written in the 1600s?).

Excuse me. I have to go have a cuppa now.

Susie said...

Love this sweet poem Jo. Hope you are well and safe. Looking forward to Spring and the flowers. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

L. D. said...

This is great tea weather and a scone on the side would be good too.