Summer Heat–a haiku with photos

Posted: March 23, 2013 in Poetry, Tea time
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Apologies to anyone who read this on Poet’s Corner, but I wanted to share it with my friends here with the addition of several of my photos.  This poem my response to a challenge from Whimsy Mimsy ( to write a sensual or romantic poem using the words tea, twill, coalesce and plural.  I will repeat my annoyance that WordPress won’t allow formatting without a great deal of effort and a dark background, so my original formatting isn’t here.  Hopefully the content of the poem stands up to the loss.

copyright janet m. webb

Summer Heat

Twill sleeve
brushes my cheek
as I pour your tea.

Love and desire
coalesce like the condensation
on the china lips of the teacups
The plural heats of tea and summer
kiss you.

I follow their example
while the scent of jasmine
wafts gently through the still air.

copyright janet m. webb

  1. billgncs says:

    I like the idea of tea as a metaphor 🙂

  2. That’s a very nice poem… I think I would like a cup of tea now. (a cup of tea and a book on saturday afternoon is the best )

  3. Whimsy Mimsy says:

    I say it DEFINITELY stands up to the lack of formatting 🙂

  4. So, is sensual poetry your “cup of tea,” Janet? 😉 You did a superb job!

  5. Very sensual and beautiful.

  6. Tom Poet says:

    Sexy Janet and the poem too. Love these lines…”coalesce like the condensation
    on the china lips of the teacups” Nice work here… very sensual.

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