David Wood

Rookie - 339 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Sonnet 83: On tea Poem by David Wood

We cannot live without our cup of tea,
It’s the staple drink throughout all the earth,
And it is a healthy drink for all you see
Therefore people drink it for all its worth.

Green tea with a slice of lemon is best
But now lapsang souchong, that roasted brew,
Is a drink that does not taste like the rest
Though people drink black tea leaving it to stew.

Tea can bring the world closer together
It can oft sooth the nerves and make you calm
And can be drunk whatever the weather
It is that one drink that does you no harm.

Tea is a healthy drink for everyone
It has a delightful taste second to none.

Submitted: Monday, September 2, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 2, 2013

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  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (10/14/2013 7:13:00 AM)

    Good poem David - I must admit to being a tea addict myself. You might like my poem on tea, called, 'The Grand British Brew' (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,203 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (9/10/2013 11:46:00 PM)

    Hi David,
    It is a wonderful sonnet on 'Tea', a healthy drink.

    You are perfect in every line with a good message!

    It can oft sooth the nerves and make you calm
    And can be drunk whatever the weather
    It is that one drink that does you no harm. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,741 Points Heather Wilkins (9/4/2013 6:34:00 PM)

    tea a tasty universal drink a lot said for tea. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 715 Points Shahzia Batool (9/4/2013 10:51:00 AM)

    You have given an epic-touch of grandeur to this common drink by writing a sonnet on it...one can feel the addiction and association with it, you say right that Tea is a healthy drink for everyone, but i think not for those who punctuate their every meal with a cup of tea, not every meal but every hour...in classical epics wine drinking for bacchanalian frenzy is discussed with a style, Alexander Pope made coffee as a burlesque for it, and used it for his satirical design...Coffee which makes a politician wise... and now your tea is the burlesque for that poetic legacy of drinks! ! !
    ....nice...! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,548 Points Geetha Jayakumar (9/4/2013 5:10:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem...A lot can happen over Tea....
    Comes in delightful taste too
    you can choose anyway you want
    Black tea, Lemon tea, or tea with milk, Green tea.
    one more tea am adding..
    Tea with milk, ginger, cardamom, which I like it.
    Here in India we call Masala Chai
    As well cutting chai...mean just half small glass..

    Sir, I can see many have joined to have tea with you.
    Yes, tea is a healthy drink for everyone with delightful taste too.
    Loved reading it... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 801 Points Kavya . (9/3/2013 7:07:00 AM)

    A lot can happen over coffee...in this case TEA.......a very gud write Sir (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,322 Points Valsa George (9/2/2013 11:21:00 PM)

    A cup of tea is so refreshing and usually it is over a cup of tea that people sit together, cement their bonds, forge new friendships and renew old ones! A nice sonnet! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,850 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (9/2/2013 12:05:00 PM)

    Tea is universal. It is Chai in Indian subcontinent. Coffee is the other drink but tea is tea. Tea is beautifully and tastefully delivered in the sonnet for everyone to sip. Thank you, (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (9/2/2013 8:24:00 AM)

    A cup for us, to say one more time cheers...Healing words is the tea here..mixed with cool air smell_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,652 Points Dave Walker (9/2/2013 8:10:00 AM)

    A great poem, I have at least twenty cups of tea a day. Tea with
    no milk. I could not survive without them. A great write. (Report) Reply

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