Friday, February 19, 2010

Haiku for Tea Lovers

Yesterday I found a small book at the book store called,
Haiku for Tea Lovers by David Ash.

From time to time I will share some of the words with you.
Haiku is a light verse shared in 17 syllables or less.

Here are two verses from the book:

encouragement in
the first sip of the morning:
you can get through this

Keemun or Kenyan,
Lapsang Souchong or Oolong,
we think it's all good.

So what is in your cup today?
In my cup this morning is Rishi Tea Emerald Lily,
a green tea from Yunnan, China.
Normally I don't drink green teas, but this one has
very nice light flavor, very crisp.

The vintage canister set was given to me a couple years ago
by my daughter. I think they fit very well into a tea
lovers yellow, vintage kitchen. There great for holding
things like cookies. Yes, Girl Scout cookies were delivered
this week. Have you gotten your cookies yet?
What can I say, those are my first daffodils from the
garden. I had to pick them and share with you.

Have a delightful weekend full of great JOY
and many cups of tea and (oh yes) cookies and flowers.
Sunshine in abundance!


Rosemary said...

Sipping black
Savoring warm scones
Contented for the day.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the tea and thee.
I love you

David Ash said...

Marilyn, thank you for discovering my book! Which store did you find it at? All of my other humorous haiku books are on Amazon except this one (next week maybe) but they're all on too. Enjoy!

Cathy said...

A lovely post, Marilyn. I'm beginning to see the pink clouds of cherry blossoms in my neighborhood. And the sun is out! Joy.

Pam said...

Great haiku! And canister set also!

mise said...

What a beautiful serene image, and you've assembled everything beautifully. You have a fine stylist's touch.

La Tea Dah said...

Beautiful post --- I love your tiny daffodils!

My cuppa tea this morning was a special blend designed by me --- of my favorite "Calli" tea (Sunrider) blended with "Fortune Delight" and a packet of "NuNaturals Stevia". It was SO good!

Love those canisters!

Charm and Grace said...

Marilyn, thank you so much for your comments on my new Victoria blog. You have a beautiful blog, and I love that you are contemplating JOY this year... makes me think of Tasha Tudor's book Take Joy. Joy is there for the taking, eh? We just have to look for it.


Gillian said...

Completely jealous that you even have something blooming in your garden, that is just not fair! lol

Have you tried Harney & Sons Citron Organic Green? It is my fave. Not bitter, yet not too lemony. Perfect.

xo The cannister set is so sweet. xo

Tracy said...

Haiku and Tea... I LOVE both! Poetry and tea, they just pair so beautifully, don't they? Love you tea presentation for us, Marilyn. Those canisters are so pretty--the coppery lids are a wonderful touch. Lately I have been drinking more green teas. Right now I am favoring a green tea with lime--the lime peel give such an ethereal fragrance...heavenly to drink! Wishing a weekend filled with lovely tea time moments. :o) ((HUGS))

parTea lady said...

That is a lovely photo. I really like your vintage canisters and the pretty teapot. Thanks for the verses from the Haiku book.

I'm sipping Bigelow Organic Green Tea right now. I don't have any Girl Scout cookies to go with my tea. :-(

koralee said...

What we would do without your post today. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment! xoxox

SE'LAH... said...

it IS all good ;)
had some chai today. one of my favs.

wishing you a beautiful week ahead.

Mary said...

I love Haiku and have a friend who writes and prints exquisite tiny books of her poems. Lovely canisters - but I must stay away from the cookies, impossible to eat just one!!

I'm enjoying my morning coffee and crunch whole grain toast with marmalade (tea later) as I try to 'feed my cold'. Beastly headcolds - when will they come up with a quick cure????

Hope you have a healthy and lovely week Marilyn.

Steph said...

Thank you for your blog
I read it and am inspired
One sip at a time

PS - Love the haikus and the still life photo!

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

In the spring I adore drinking Jasmine Blossom Green Tea. I love the smell and the sweet taste! I linked up with you for a post I did on joy, I hope you will stop by and try to remember the quote you said back in early winter!

Angela McRae said...

I have not heard of the tea haiku book, so I'll have to look for this ... and meanwhile will look forward to your sharing from it!

I got to try the new Girl Scout cookies around Christmas when they sent a press kit of samples to the office. Can you imagine? We LOVE Girl Scout cookies! (Tagalongs still rock!)

LOVE the daffodils!

Relyn said...

I find this post to be so timely. My writing mini-lesson today was on haiku. I can hardly wait to read the ones my second graders come up with.

Christina said...

i bought this book, just last week! i love it!