Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday's Quote

The Sixth of January
  by David Budbill
as collected in Good Poems, ed by Garrison Keillor

The cat sits on the back of the sofa looking
out the window through the softly falling snow
at the last bit of gray light.

I can't say the sun is going down.
We haven't seen the sun for two months.
Who cares?

I am sitting in the blue chair listening to this stillness.
The only sound the occasional gurgle of tea
coming out of the pot and into the cup.

How can this be?
Such calm, such peace, such solitude

in this world of woe.


Laura Morrigan said...

Naughty teacup stole your chair when you weren't looking!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Great post! Love the poem.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Lovely! The only thing missing in the picture is a cat.

Jeanie said...

all you need to make this one perfect is Joey sitting atop the "blue" chair! Perfect poem for a perfect day!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Such a wonderful poem for tea lovers.

Tracy said...

VERY calming a cup of tea in this world of chaos... Everyone ought to drink tea! And, yes, were' was Joey for the photo shoot? ;o) ((HUGS))

Joy said...

Lovely poem - especially the part about tea!

Angela McRae said...

What a great pairing of photo and verse!