Thursday, July 07, 2005

Chocolate and Tea Poem

According to the US National Confectioners Association, July 7 is the National Day of Chocolate. In honor of this important occasion, I penned the poem below this morning.

Chocolate and Tea, Such Lovely Companions
(Written on 7/7/05 in honor of National Chocolate Day)

Chocolate and Tea, such lovely companions!
They sit side by side on my china plate,
My Milano cookie and my blueberry tea.

Chocolate nurtures love and Tea is inspiration.
I sip my tea slowly, allowing its warmth to
Melt the chocolate in my mouth.

And if I pay attention the Tea will melt
My heart and make it soft
And full of compassion and forgiveness.

For it is in the quiet, still moments that I can

Truly forgive and see my enemy’s reflection
In my own teacup.

And if I pay attention the Chocolate will sweeten

My thoughts and make them kind
And full of hope and patience.

For it is in the quiet, still moments that I can
Truly listen and see my enemy’s perfection

In my own teacup.

Chocolate and Tea, such lovely companions!
They sit side by side on my china plate,
My Milano cookie and my blueberry tea.
My compassion and my hope.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a child I remember the homemade cards and little lines you would write to me. You amaze me with your beautiful writings.
Love Mom

Connie said...

you continue to show me how awesome you are ...geez... all my poems start off with roses are red and violets are blue!!!!