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in a warmed pot
hot water and tea leaves
meet in an intimate embrace
pleased by the tea leaves' attentions
the water becomes a sweet golden nectar
but the water is a cruel lover
and she turns bitter if held too long
so the tea leaves are left behind
tired and used, forgotten
the water has taken what she wants
This really did start as a nice pleasant couple of words about how soothing and relaxing it is to make tea (its preparation a ritual, its consumption a sacrament)...  two verses each structured like a haiku.  Then this happened. 
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making tea by kilkegard invites you to sip on a metaphor made more powerful by ambiguity: is the voice describing tea or its own lost love? ( Featured by ShadowedAcolyte )
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD!
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kilkegard Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Thank you very much!  :D (Big Grin) 
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Saiyanpelt-and-Co Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha.  Water is evil. :)
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kilkegard Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
lol,  Thanks!  :) (Smile) 
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:icondamienluciferjudas:
OMG this is amazing, so much meaning in this... P.S I like your picture
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kilkegard Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Thank you.  I'm glad you like the poem and the evolution monkey!  =P (Razz) 
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Gah this is relatable to so much more than tea. This is so well-written and beautiful! Stay awesome, sunshine! :hug:
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kilkegard Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I'm happy that you liked it!  Thank you.  I'll try for awesome...  though I'll confess that I really do like rainy days sometimes.  :) (Smile)   
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahha, me too friend, me too. :)
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Herculanum Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
A poem about tea, I must say, this is so true ! The choices of the words are perfect ! :heart:
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