Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Friday, November 28, 2008

Poetry Friday: On the Spot Haiku, Tea Flower

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Tea Flower

Pale tea leaves unfurl
and reach through warm water like
a hand in friendship.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2008

9 comments:

Lisa Chellman said...

I love that image. And it makes me think of the warm glow you get in your belly, both drinking a cup of tea and connecting with a friend.

TadMack said...

Oh, I LOVE those tea flower ball thingies. The tea is usually ...unfamiliar, to say the least, but the flowering is so gradual and gorgeous -- it makes an adventure out of the mundane. I love you take on it.

Cloudscome said...

You are so right - the warmth of the tea and the warmth of hands in friendship. Great connection!

Little Willow said...

Pretty flower, pretty poem. I'd never seen a tea flower before.

Justina said...

Beautiful poem by a beautiful poet. I will take your hand in friendship any time--it is an HONOR.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks to you each! Reading your responses was like a warm cuppa. xox

laurasalas said...

I've never seen this before. Cool! Lovely analogy in your haiku.

Beth Kephart said...

This is so perfect, Lorie Ann. I brought one of these to the daughter of one who had lost her mother not long ago. There were five of us in her kitchen that day, and when the tea flower bloomed, it was precisely as you say.

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nice poem and photograph.