teapoetryThe Camaraderie of Tea

An instant bond.

A stranger from a distant land.

Offers a cup of tea.

Expresses a love of tea.

Confesses an obsession with tea.

Shares a new way with tea.

An intriguing bond.


Stories of tea – selections of tea;

an extensive collection of tea.

From one to another – the passion shared.

A tightly-wrapped package.

Never opened before – highly treasured – neatly secured.

Reserved for just-the-right occasion.

An intricate bond.


A precious gift to be shared.

A unique experience to be had.

A rare and exquisite tea to sip with company.

To unveil and explore with a brand new friend.

Brought together by tea.

An unusual bond.


Water purifies – a union solidifies.

Observations are silent.

Leaves dance and magically unfurl.

Aromas lightly hover – slightly intoxicate.

An enchantment takes hold.

A rather distinctive bond.


A sharing of the pouring. Slow silent swallows.

Eyes meet and glisten with approval.

Broad smiles on blissful lips.

Gasps of agreement – tea going down smooth.

As smooth as silk.

A life-long bond.

Steep the leaves again.

~Dharlene Marie Fahl~