Natures Calm

Steam diffuses as scents arise
I sip tea, a sprig of mint, crushed
Sifts through my pores and warms my eyes
Steam diffuses as scents arise.
Calmly Hushes my torrid cries
Like strong massaging hands, unrushed
Steam diffuses as scents arise.
I sip my tea, a sprig of mint, crushed

Linda Kruschke and Paint Chip Poetry week 52. Her challenge,

“I decided to pull our theme from my second poetry book Rejoice! Rejoice! Poems for the Holidays. However, instead of randomly choosing a page, I picked the first poem in the book. Our theme is Silence. Seems appropriate for a relatively quiet holiday season.

The words and phrases you have to work with are sprig of mint, smoke signal, dragonfly, black cat, faded denim, dust devil, and prickly pear. My challenge to you is to pick just one of these words, the one that most symbolizes silence for you, and write four tercets with a clear rhyme scheme. Or you could choose to write a triolet”

Very fitting for the end of Christmas Day, which was not quiet at all! As I sit and sip my organic peppermint tea, the word choice was evident. Writing the tercet was tricky, but finally it came together.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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3 Responses to Natures Calm

  1. This is beautiful and calming. Merry Christmas!


  2. Gersom Clark says:

    Merry CHRISTmas! GOD bless you and your family!


  3. This is nice! I like what you did with the prompt. 🙂


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