Sunday, July 13, 2014

A poem for tea cup and Sunday morning ---

For Shabnam Das Manna ...

Your little china tea cup
warmed by steam,
the honey colored swirl
churning out all over again those
 long tucked-away dripping dreams;
you hold it as if
both of you are plotting something secret
your tea-colored eyes
steaming with memories
both fresh and distant
and a few rainy day stories of the past
sitting in front of you on their hunches.
Then the morning
kisses your cheek
like a lover you have known
like a river tickling a pure night
 carries you
to a town
where trees still grow tall in the river bank
away from the newspaper and the car-honks
your tea-leaf eye-lids brimming  up
with a childlike joy
that you have known
but have forgotten lately
and then you are not 30 yet,
so you smile and giggle and
 hope that the world understands your language!


Grace said...

Sounds and looks like a lovely morning for tea and giggles ~

Ygraine said...

Oh I hope that childlike joy will never be forgotten.
It is so powerfully revived here, in this amazing poem...makes me feel young again...and unafraid to giggle like a schoolgirl, even in public!;)

I so love this!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is so lovely to read!

deeps said...

As long as tea is warm, it s a joy to sip, thereafter, you got to try to drink it…

Ph_ said...

Beautiful :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "the morning kisses your cheek like a lover you have known"...and the "tea-colored eyes". Beautiful, Moon. Came back from the pantry for another read!

Kimolisa Mings said...

You paint such a beautiful scene with your words. Thank you for sharing.

R.K. Garon said...


Nataša Dolenc said...

very cute :)

Sumana Roy said...

reminds me of the love, joy and warmth of friendship...the poem has a 'feel good' ambiance all over...lovely writing :)

Brian Miller said...

it is good you find that joy and peace, regardless you age...the early morning is an easy time for me to find it....awaking with the world....

Biswajit said...

wonderful :)

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Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

A simple beautiful refreshing poem straight from the heart !