Saturday, November 12, 2016

Time For Tea

A dear longtime English friend stopped by for a visit yesterday, her timing couldn't have been better.
You know how it is, some days you'd just like to pull the bed-covers over your head, and let the world pass you by..........
She came bearing gifts, a lovely wool shawl, and a box of Ty-phoo tea, I'll save the shawl for winter, we both indulged in the tea-drinking.

There is something to be treasured about the ease of spending time with an old friend.
Of being in the company of someone who knows you inside and out, and you them, in the way that just seems to happen, when months turn into years, and years turn into a lifetime.
It’s like a massage for the soul. You have no idea how much tension you’re carrying around until you’re in an environment so comfortable that it all drains away.

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


Deb said...

Nothing compares to the comfort of old friendships. And, of course, sharing a pot of tea just makes it all perfect.

DJan said...

Yes, nice to have a cup of tea with a dear friend. :-)

HWIT BLOGG said...

Have a great tea time...
Love from Titti

local alien said...

Lovely poem. So British. Tea ( and scones), and a friend from the homeland, what ho.lovely

donna baker said...

The years just fall away.

Hilary said...

Amen.....a cuppa tea solves many things. One of the things I miss since my mother passes three years ago, was our routine of brewing a pot of tea every evening after dinner.

Rian said...

... and my friend who passed a few years ago used to come by for tea and talk every Wednesday. I still miss her and our tea. Lovely poem. I wrote a poem about tea once myself. I think it was called "a cup of tea and me".

L. D. said...

We haven't had the company or tea for along time. I do like sitting around an antique table and taking tea or coffee. Your teapot is beautiful.

Stella Jones said...

Plenty of tea has been drunk during the last week over here too Jo.