Tea, and Stars

There’s a chai sky
brewing, stewing in its
own bright stir. She whirls,
stretches long
against a sugar cube
moon and raises
to tell her deepest stories,
to spell herself in shards,
to allow these aching leaves
some more steep
-led song.


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16 Responses to Tea, and Stars

  1. kanzensakura says:

    I live the first three lines. I ca see Amanogawa, the river of heaven, the Milky Way, in all of its glory, stretching along the dark sky. Thus is a gorgeous quadrille. I can see it lighting a path in the desert.

  2. kanzensakura says:

    Love the first three lines…

  3. robtkistner says:

    I LOVE “There’s a chai sky brewing, stewing in its own bright stir.” Thats is excellent De drew me like a magnet…

  4. kim881 says:

    A beautiful cup of chai, De! I love how she ‘stretches long against a sugar cube moon’ and spells herself in shards p- and those aching leaves deserve some more steep -led song.

  5. qbit says:

    Wow, super great. First lines are amazing, dunking us into your poem, which then steeps us in imagery. Love the play on steep-led song. Leading us into depth, and a church of song.

  6. sanaarizvi says:

    My goodness this is utterly stunning, De! ❤️ I can picture that ‘chai sky’ and love ‘ a sugar cube
    moon and raises….(hands……heart,…..hell) to tell her deepest stories.” Wow! ❤️

  7. Sherry Marr says:

    I LOVE that chai sky! And the sugar cube moon and steepled song. So beautiful.

  8. Lona Gynt says:

    love the whole thing, and the whole picture of “to spell herself in shards,” Oh, the wonderful crossroads where hands heart and hell are all likely to be raised.

  9. Mish says:

    The phrasing and cadence is wonderful. LOVE “chai sky” and how you gave her so many emotions, raising hands, heart and hell.

  10. Chai sky… I imagine those last panting moment of daylight before the moon comes up … love it.

  11. Gina says:

    like an ancient chant, praising the sugar cube moon – so very pretty quadrille

  12. “chai sky”

    Wonderful description and some unique wordplay throughout.

  13. Lindsay says:

    “raises…(hands, heart, hell)”…. I love this!! Great imagery in your poem.

  14. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the thought of the sky brewing.

  15. jazzytower says:

    This feels so emotional to me. Chai sky, turmoil …a good write.


  16. Nora says:

    Gorgeous imagery in your chai sky and sugar cube moon – and just a touch of destruction brewing.

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