Jostling in the kettle with spices exotic
Infusing their essence as the water gets hotter
Raising expectations with their properties aromatic..
As the golden brown liquid pours out
Of a kettle into dainty cups of fine porcelain
Everyone is waiting without a doubt
For a rejuvenating, refreshing sip again..
At last, tea is served on a tasteful platter
To the accompaniment of snacks delectable
As the guests indulge in idle chatter
Huddled in small groups around the table.
Ah! The heavenly first sip that promise brings
That all predicaments shall solutions find
Tea is water bewitched, every drop soul-stirring
A magic potion for the exhausted mind..
With hands wrapped around a cup of tea
In many discourses have I taken part
Sharing ideas and opinions with alacrity
Pouring out desires hidden deep in my heart…
Dunking cookies within the piping hot drink
Letting them melt in my mouth on contact
Nostalgia engulfs me every time I think
Of those childhood days whose memories are intact..