Sipped Silence

Poetry A teapot on a little portable stove against a leafy outdoor backdrop

Beyond land and time
I heard you whisper,
“Come share a drink with me”
tentative, I follow
stepped into a pocket
suspended in limbo
watched your surprised smile
at the answering call
while you brew tea
rummaging and spilling
sugar and spices about you
the smells of your essence
wafted around us
unaware of the fluidness
in those fingers, you add
a pinch of tea leaves
into the roiling pot
of transformation,
some milk and cinnamon,
sugar for the bitter salve
and pour
two piping hot cups
one for you
and one for me.
Bashfully you say,
“I fill the silence with tea.”
Cup warm against my palms
tipped to my lips
bitter and sweetness
swirling in a sip
I say,
“There could never be enough..”

Sipped Silence
has these words
scattering away
from my pages . . .

13 responses to “Sipped Silence”

  1. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ I am grinning like a Cheshire Cat and beaming like a disco ball, exploding with delight. Allow me a day, to cool down and douse my flames ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Oh! I was waiting for you to catch on ! 😉😉


  2. That’s so beautiful, Rafia. ❤️

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    1. Thank you Jeff !!🤍🤍

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      1. You’re welcome, Rafia. Always! 💛


  3. ‘I fill the silence with tea’
    Loved the line.
    The level of imagination and the counterbalance of naturalness in this poem is simply marvelous. There are not many poets who can write so well as to create and share the very sensation of the poem… Kudos to you, keep inspiring 😊

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    1. Thank YOU for the inspiring comment ❤


  4. The thing here seems to be how the vessel or cup in which the ingredients are brewed together seems to be the binding symbol. You put all the ingredients inside and the outcome is love. Maybe I’m going a bit far with this interpretation, but it seems to be inside the poem, if read carefully.

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    1. No you are not far, I see what you are seeing and I love how you have interpreted ❤ Thank you

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  5. Simply beautiful and well said indeed!

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