Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday's Tea Quote

Cupping

I looked at the ancient tea bowl
behind glass in the museum.

Its beauty and simplicity beckoned to me.

My gaze brought it into my heart.
It became my soul for the moment.

I turned it on its side
and felt a pouring out.

I turned it back
and felt a filling up.

 ~Meditations by Shelley Richardson

The meditation comes from the book, Looking Deeply into Tea,
Thoughts and Prayers

I find I have an extra copy of this book on my shelf;
so I will be giving it away to one of you.
Leave a comment on this post and
there will be a drawing on Friday.

14 comments:

wisps of words said...

I will not try to win this. Leave it for your true tea drinking friends.

Sad but I have never developed the Joy of tea.

Daniele K said...

How lovely! Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 ay hotmail(.)com

La Tea Dah said...

A beautiful poem --- it speaks to my heart today! Thank you for sharing it with us, your readers.

Nancy in northeast Iowa said...

I like the picture the poem paints..please enter me in your drawing

secondchance@acrec.com

Red Rose Alley said...

What a cute tea cozy, Marilyn. You know, I've never used these before. I just heat up the tea on the stove in my little white tea pot, and wait til it's done. If I want another cup, heat it up again...silly me. : )

~Sheri

thel day said...

A cute tea cozy. I always make my tea in a teapot.
Nice poem. Enter me to win this book of inspirations.
Thanks.

Cheryl said...

Such a beautiful meditation. Thank you for sharing.

The Victorian Girl said...

It sounds like a lovely book!
kellam.susan@yahoo.com

Tracy said...

Looking Deeply into Tea... Oh, this sounds a fascinating book! I don't think I've come across this one before. What beautiful words, thoughts and idea... tea goes way beyond the cup it's in! It's too expensive for you to send a book to me way over here, so no worries about putting me in the drawing. I just couldn't resist leaving a comment on this lovely post! Happy Week, Marilyn! :) ((HUGS))

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem you've shared with us. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway for this inspirational book!

Jeanie said...

what a lovely poem. And I partlicularly like your wonderful photo -- looks like a great photo shoot!

Louca por porcelana said...

How pretty your tea cozy is!Hugs!

Angela McRae said...

Lovely meditation from a lovely lady (but don't enter me, please -- I'm trying to give books away these days rather than collecting too many more!).

Gigi's Blog said...

This sounds lovely! I am not sure if I am too late for the giveaway but I would be thrilled to win. :)
gillianclairgauthier@gmail.com