Sakuracha

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Thus in the rich midnight of the garden trees;
her thoughts carried aloft on wings of breeze.
Katsumi then remembered mother’s words to
her of serving to guests cups of sakuracha tea.

Lo! to thus esteemed banquet bids with heart;
mochi and nirareba. Oh salt-pickled blossoms
unfurl and float while steep the flavor into tea.
Hence she bathed in smiles of mirth and glee.

Pearl after pearl she shreds them thru;
Flooding thus heaven with roseate hue.

 

 

Photo credits: www.tumblr.com

For Rommy’s first prompt ❤️

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Wonderful story telling.. there are emotions rippling under the surface just like I imagine a tea-service would be…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  2. Kerry O'Connor says:

    The rich midnight of the gardens captures the imagination.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kerry,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  3. The Real Cie says:

    I love the little story told in the poem. The picture is truly striking as well!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Cie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  4. Rommy says:

    Mmm…salt pickled blossoms! I really like those as a topping on sweets! Such a charming piece Sanaa. It feels like a lovely afternoon with the perfect cup of tea 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rommy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  5. Ellecee says:

    A lovely lyrical poem. I especially like “oh salt-pickled bloosums unfurl and float while steep the flavor into tea”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Ellecee,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  6. Salt-pickled blossoms … now I want to try those! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Marilyn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  7. I got lost (and delightfully so) in all those gorgeous words, and pink blossoms. Lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  8. The imagery evoked by your last two lines is just exquisite ❤

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  9. Beautiful! Just like a cup of that tea should be!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Debra,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  10. Such lush descriptions…tea as an embodied experience.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  11. Ahhhh! How utterly satisfying.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  12. Helen Patrice says:

    Beautiful images and words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Helen,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  13. Manicddaily says:

    Sounds very pretty! Thanks. k.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Karin,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  14. A cup of tea served with imagination…Love it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  15. Steve King says:

    There is a wonderful delicacy throughout this. Each image seems new and fresh and original. A pleasure to read.
    Steve K.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Steve,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  16. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Are salt-pickled blossoms as tantalising as the phrase sounds? 😉

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello MMT,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  17. Susan says:

    Lovely photo, Sanaa. It makes the idea of brewing tea at night–or in night skies–a tantalizing accompaniment for the meal served. The tea became the magical mood, the main dish.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  18. I loved the rich imagery of your opening lines and how they rippled throughout like petals dropping.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Donna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  19. Sherry Marr says:

    From poem to blossomy photo, a treat to find in here this morning! As I drink my own cup of tea, not nearly as fragrant as yours!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  20. This is lovely. Beautifully written 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Purba,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  21. Her Voice says:

    This is very beautiful, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Her Voice,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  22. Myrna says:

    This tea poem is like sugar with a dash of romance. Almost makes me want to switch from coffee to tea. Enjoyed this much Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  23. Mary says:

    Enjoyed the way you used language in this poem, Sanaa. Beautifully penned.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  24. Wendy Bourke says:

    Lovely. Your opening line is exquisite and left me eager to read on. I enjoyed this piece!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Wendy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  25. Old Egg says:

    How beautifully this reads Sanaa and you have tempted most of your readers with sakuracha tea!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  26. dsnake1 says:

    exquisite piece! masterful use of language! 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Dsnake,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  27. Elizabeth says:

    The photo dances as do your words,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Elizabeth,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  28. gillena says:

    I can taste it, the fragrant sakura tea. Happy Monday Sanaa and thank you for linking in at my Monday WRites

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much Gillena 😀 Wishing you Happy Monday too ❤️

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