Tea and Poetry

Today’s little tea tidbit is:

“The legend of tea’s origin is that it was discovered by Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 B.C., when a tea leaf accidentally fell into a bowl of hot water.”

 

Today I was inspired to write an original poem:

Too Long Summer

by Kelly F. Barr

Humidity and rain, humidity and rain,
The things of which this summer are made.
These summer months drag on and on
But I wish they were gone.

No sun and sandy beaches for me
As I prefer to remain burn-free.
Sticky clothes and sweated hair strands
Are more than I care to withstand.

I long for a cool breeze;
Colored leaves on the trees.
Scarecrows, pumpkins, Indian corn,
And gourds filling the horn.

Warm days, chilled nights
are my greatest delights.
The spicy tastes and scents of Fall:
My favorite season of them all.

2 thoughts on “Tea and Poetry

  1. Though I hate summer’s end, I don’t miss the heat and humidity. Autumn is wonderful. Unfortunately it leads right into winter. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to really dread the cold and snow of winter. But … I guess we need to live each day as it comes and take joy in the moment.

    Anyway ,,, thanks for sharing your poem.

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