SoulReserve

sealanehill:

tea from leaf

finest loose-leaf tea

holds flavors of place and time

within its buds,

like next season’s fruits

asleep in flowers

as yet unopened

in winter’s chill.

draw forth their

somewheres and their

sometimes

in the infusion of hot water

and skillfully dried leaves

that is the tea we share.

we are carried to the

edge of a realm

as cold and temperamental as

Shiva,

to the foothills of the Himalayas

and the tea estates of

Darjeeling.

fragrant steam and

delicate flavor

wreath our heart-thoughts,

bond porcelain moods,

revive fugitive memories,

and transform longing to

gratitude,

as you wait, and I

watch,

sharing tea.

© Sealanehill 2017

for @soulreserve

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