Friday, July 9, 2010

Flee to Tea

Though I cannot flee
From the world of corruption,
I can prepare tea
With water from a mountain stream
And put my heart to rest.
-Ueda Akinara

from the book Tea Wisdom by Aaron Fisher

12 comments:

Laurie said...

This looks and sounds so refreshing!

Frivolitea said...

yes, lovely. Thank you.

kimberly said...

A very beautiful quote. Thanks for sharing it!

Annie said...

Such a timely haiku to read, Marilyn. My restless heart is so saddened by the ugly politics of today and the knowledged that there is no place to hide, to run away to, anymore. But, there is always a cup of soothing tea.

Tracy said...

A cup of tea is cup of peace. :o) Beautiful quote today... and image too, Marilyn. Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What wonderful words for a special event like having tea.Or coffee, for that matter. It's all about the ceremony.
Brenda

Coleen said...

yes..tea does sooth the soul...thank you for your kind words.....

Heart Hugs,
Coleen

Karen June Miller said...

How true this poem is... We borrow beautiful images and things to steal away from a mixed up world!

Thanks for sharing this!
KJ
SoCal

Gillian said...

Wise words, wow.

So true. Making Earl Grey right now.

Is that a bowl of tamari almonds????

If so-yum.

Angela McRae said...

Lovely photo, lovely thought!

La Tea Dah said...

Very beautiful photo, Marilyn. :D

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

So perfect.

The passage, the image, the combination.

Perfect.