Studies show health benefits of tea
Blessings to the heart and mind
The little cakes and finger sandwiches
Adorned the tastes and elegant hour.
The particularities heal the blemishes
Of the day. The conversations float
While minutes pass hurdles and eddying currents
There two varieties of tea. They grow well
On high elevations and warm climate
Holding a cup of tea is an acquiescence
To its fragrant flowers and seed bearing fruits
Harvested with care not to damage the leaves
Sometimes we venture beyond our boundaries,
Beyond the branches and buried roots
Like breaking away from intimacy and uttering
The first word. Shadows climb up stairways
And do not return. But ideas return, loiter around
To solve the first equation ushering more ideas.
Optimism can lead a way of learning
A sip here, a sip there and ready to fill
The cup again, hot, vibrant and healthy taste,
Green, black, yellow, rich in flavonoids
And polyphenols, sovereign with its own species
And millions of followers: honest, loyal, calm.