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Akella, Usha: Tea for two

Portre of Akella, Usha

Tea for two (English)

Write as I do,
a poem like
pouring tea.

Quietly simmer
Let our knowing
remain encased.

Flavor lightly
with the warm blush
of our meeting.
Let it not turn bitter.

Pour me the poem,
I will hold it in my palms,
Warmed by it
I will see the world
through its vapor.

I will not let the tea go cold
even if I drink slightly
afraid the poem
might scald my lips,

Drinking as the page drinks
the poem, the tea
leaving its stain.

Uploaded byDvorcsák Gábor Imre
Publisher Muse India the literary ejournal
Source of the quotationIssue 8, Jul-Aug 2006
Publication date