Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Brew a Cup of Tea


When the world is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea,
Then cease the useless tedium
And brew a cup of tea.
There is magic in its fragrance,
There is solace in its taste;
And the laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.
And the world becomes a lovely thing!
There's beauty as you'll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea.
~William Gladstone


Found in the book I am reading right now:  Oolong Dead by Laura Childs 
I do love a murder mystery once in the while along with a cup of tea.

6 comments:

Mary said...

What a beautiful poem Marilyn - perfect for these somewhat worrisome days here in our country!
This afternoon my older daughter came by with my middle granddaughter and we brewed tea - along with cranberry orange teacake - and chatted about our recent trips. How refreshing to spend time with tea and loved ones.
Today the HVAC guy also came and we have a/c again - I now feel alive and thankful as these hot days have really dragged me down with no cooling!

Hope all is well dear - many thanks for all your comments whilst I've been traveling non-stop!
Love and hugs - Mary

Jeanie said...

I've read lots of Laura Childs' books too but not that one. Who knew a prime minister could be so poetic?!

Lorrie said...

A wonderful quote and it's so true that brewing a cup of tea holds something special. I've read a few of Laura Childs' books, will look for that one.

Laurie said...

A beautiful sentiment Marilyn. I'll also have to look for books by this author.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

The poem is very accurate. Taking time for tea allows me to reflect and make purposeful choices when I drink alone. With friends, tea seems to enhance good conversation. I've heard about Child's series of tea room mysteries. I need to check them out.

Maya Harrison said...

I just wrote this poem for a future post in my blog too. I think this poem is so nice. I decided to check google to see who William Gladstone is and in one of the links I found your blog - Im glad I did. You have a very nice blog. I find your tea post very interesting. Thanks for sharing.