Monday, February 6, 2012

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)

17 comments:

Sandra said...

this is good to know, the info in the poem i mean, since yesterday i bought wild berry tea to try. love that teapot photo

Theanne said...

yes there is a wonderfulness in the joy of making tea...lovely poem and photo!

Country Gal said...

Love it ! Sooo true ! Awesome poem and photo. I love tea anytime . It is a comfort for the soul , a feel better when your sick , a company gatherer , a family charmer the best drink in the house ! Have a wonderful day !

L. D. Burgus said...

Just to sit down and take time for oneself. It is warm and good. Sometimes a biscuit or cookie or two and life seems better.

Antiques And Teacups said...

I have always loved that tea poem! Thanks for sharing! Your photo is lovely!
Ruth

Patsy said...

Ha! my same thoughs with the world at odds. So I am enjoying a cup of tea. Love the poem

Rob said...

It's always good to stop for a cup of tea, it's not often I refuse one - it's more than just a drink.

Deb said...

I put the brakes on for tea often. Love this post. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Star said...

Can't get enough tea, especially in our cold weather here at the moment. Hot chocolate at night too.

Sall's Country Life said...

I love that poem! Who wrote it and do you mind if I use it on another blog that I manage? (I will link back to your blog if you are the author) So lovely!!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I just drank my cup of tea....now it's time to make supper :) Hope your day was a good one.
Maura :)

Terry said...

Now I'm off to make a cup...

Betsy said...

I'm having tea right now! What a lovely little poem!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You make us feel like we want to make some tea right now-
but best of all- would be to have tea with you!
We love this poem, and photo.
love
tweedles

Jeri Landers said...

I love coffee and tea. But tea is an entirely different experience than coffee. It is more of a relaxing ritual, as the poem reflects, most calming and traditional.

Emily said...

Oh, I just love this poem! I've never seen it before! How cozy it is paired with your photo. I'm going to forward it to all my tea-drinking friends. :)

Kimberly said...

:) I used to start my Tea Talk Recitations with that very poem!!!