Ode to Tea
A cup of delicate chamomile!
How do you beguile
Me when I want to rest –
Transporting me to a fuzzy nest.
A mug of exotic sweet peach!
How like a queen you are rich –
Smelling of orchards bright,
And making Life seem just right.
A pot of jasmine makes me cool –
With peace is thus my heart full.
A glass of Turkish green apple hot
Is like the flower forget-me-not.
Packets of Darjeeling, Assam, and Earl Grey fine –
I hold dearer than French wine.
There’s a part of me that believes
That the future lies in fragrant tea leaves.
And if in Heaven I ever chance to be –
All I'll ask for is a jar of tea!
© Jagari Mukherjee
Bio: Jagari Mukherjee is a bilingual poet from Kolkata, India. She is a gold medalist in English Literature from the University of Pune. Her writings have appeared in several newspapers, magazines, anthologies and blogs. Her first book, a collection of poems entitled Blue Rose, was published in May 2017 by Bhashalipi.