Thursday, October 05, 2006

Poetry Thursday ~ "Morning Rituals"













I can remember just...a few weeks ago, when morning consisted only of my tea of choice, but now I have tea with friends all over the world. I can't just drink tea anymore, now I have a cup in my hand and my laptop sitting in front of me. Your faces, photographs and words share my morning time rituals and I feel so much companionship, that only those who understand won't call me crazy. I no longer drink tea by myself, because I know that at that very same time, someone, somewhere is also having their tea and reading my words too. It's all very comforting.

There is such joy in mornings hush
when nature sheds her evening gown
and I get out my largest cup
swing wide the special cabinet door
and smell the mingled spices there
choosing which one to start my day
lifting closer to my nose
breathing in the bags and boxes
open contents gaze inside
flower petals dried, freckled spices
looking like a forest floor
and twisted dark leaves
holding in their secret
until the submerging heat
the blowing whistle announces
morning rituals may now begin

12 Comments:

Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

mmmmMMMmmmMM! Wish I could share a cup O tea with You! or is it coffee? Tea for me until later in the evening or late afternoon, then it's coffee and then sometimes maybe another cup O tea for a nightcap! or maybe hot cocoa cocoa! Sweet Dreams my little friend! xooxo

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanna have a cuppa with you too.
Bx

8:35 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

me thinks you need some Samba tea.

hee hee.

love you
miss you
smell you
kiss you

tomorrow morning, Angela and I will raise our Samba tea mugs to you...

xoxoxo

12:32 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

i do the same - in fact, i am drinking my mug of rooibos tea right now reading your words. :-) x

2:17 AM  
Blogger Shaz said...

Dar i honestly have to thank you again i have felt so alone with my thoughts sometimes and bek welcomed me to this world and i love that you have honoured me by taking the time to read my thoughts i appreciate you and all that u are and what youve given me your a huge gift thankyou. I will one day have a cuppa wth you for real and appreciate the aroma that u describe so well.
Shaz xoxo

3:34 AM  
Blogger my pink sky said...

so funny, i was thinking almost the same exact thing as i was sitting here with my giant steaming cup of coffee...so cozy and warn...my coffee and all of you, my dear bloggie freinds :)

5:08 AM  
Blogger red sun said...

So comforting
and ritualistic
and companionship

I raise a mug to you too.

6:36 AM  
Blogger bb said...

It's my ritual too - except on my new work days, but even then I manage to read my comments before I go out.

So go on then - make mine quite strong with plenty of soya milk :-)

p.s. love your freckled spices!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Romina Bacci said...

how sweet you are!!!!
i understand you so well, my breakfast is just like yours, so we could say that i have breakfast with you, we have breakfast together through distance and time :)

i love you D!!!!!!!!

2:32 PM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

this really touched my heart...i love the idea that you are having tea with me each morning...

2:34 PM  
Blogger GoGo said...

nice commentary about the morning rise.

4:56 AM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

it just makes my heart smile to think of you with your warm mug of tea sharing your morning with the world.
so glad you started blogging beautiful girl.

(and i think that a few of us could start a whole blog about tea. the ritual. the way we connect with one another through the mugs and mugs of tea. i feel, whenever i read blogs, that i am connecting with a dear friend over a mug of tea. so very true. love this image. just love it.)

6:40 AM  

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