11.04.2017

Somewhere Down

A lifetime
of chipped mugs ago
I sipped tea
looking out
over the Susquehanna
while you talked

I don’t remember much
but for the mint-tingle
of warm pottery
on my lips
and the mood
of the wide, wide river

#4 of 30 Poems in November to benefit the Center for New Americans. Today’s theme is TEA.

So far, my kids are each 4 for 4 with their drawings on the themes! Awesome. I'll try to figure out a way to share the drawings here as an album for anyone who is interested in following their progress.

12 comments:

  1. That second stanza is so beautiful, Marian!💞 It packs a lot of depth and emotion. *swoooon*💞

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  2. but for the mint-tingle
    of warm pottery
    on my lips

    Tea drinking can be so absorbing!

    Hank

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  3. Oh, you took me there. I could almost feel the mug on my lips, looking out over the river.........lovely.

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  4. Tea and company, surely some.good memories there

    Much💖love

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  5. This is so true.. the mood is so much what we remember than words, and mood is felt much more in tea and views.

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  6. You captured a beautiful, quiet moment.

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  7. And as every native knows, the folks at the source call it the "Seskehanna". And don't start me on the Tioughnioga. Absolutely loved this piece.

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  8. A lifetime of chopped mugs ago...there is something wistful in this remembrance, something that makes me look back to a similar time in my life. Lovely

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  9. Very personal and warm....my favourite kind of poetry. Lovely.

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  10. Oh, I have had moments like this. Just this week I drank from a chipped coffee mug covered with peace signs and I slipped into 1969, the year I graduated high school.

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  11. Those chipped mugs show so brightly in my mind... making me think of every not-so-perfect-looking mug I've ever had, and loved.

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