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Sunday, May 29, 2005

A cup of Tea - SIX!!

**The story so far: The poet loves tea (obviously)! He falls for a one who always spills what she sips (and his love too suffers a similar fate)! Then he woos someone who neither savors tea nor his poetry. So another romance meets its eventual doom! (Parts one to five posted on sulekha as well as my blog site, but reading them is quite unnecessary for savoring this)! Now the poet has agreed to mumma's insistence on arranged marriage, and read on to see what ensues!**

She walked in, carrying a cup of tea,
A bone china cup, served exclusively
(For our parents downstairs were discussing weather
And we were ordained to meet and know each other)
A sweet smile flared on her face, dimpled
A soft breath stopped in my lungs, waivered
And as I sipped her shy glances so sweet
My heartbeat danced to her giggles, upbeat
I saw my past misfortunes wither away
And it seemed, I was reborn that day!

"You don't drink tea?" I had upasked to kick off dialogue
"Love it absolutely" her words resounded like an epilogue
"But I had two cups already during the endless wait"
I simpered, "Oh! Really the traffic jam got us late"
Her eyelids danced with some unknown naughtiness
Only my sips spoke, everything else was speechless
I was too overwhelmed, she seemed such a delight
I was savoring each drop of her present plight
Her hands were all tangled and bangled and so pretty
And her flushing both charmed and aroused my empathy!

Suddenly we both burst forth into words together
And our silence disappeared into peals of laughter
She turned the tables, told me she knew my friends
And had heard of my many poetic romances as legends
Ah! I smiled and mustered a somewhat witty explanation
"Oh! Those real life experiments of my creative aspiration!
Hmm! Since you already know, do know all past is but a myth
Though like in tea, where taste of leaves, shrubs does persist
But in being rejoined with milk and sugar its sweet, reborn
As a married man, trust me, I will be a different song."

She knew, ah she knew! She knew of her who always spilled tea
And also of the one who drank nothing, oh! nothing absolutely
And she knew of my past, my poetry, my predicaments, my passions
And had researched all this to judge beyond the first impressions
While I had walked through her door, unprepared, quite circumspect
(Failed romances taught me arranged one was an excellent prospect)
She had, as if, rehearsed the whole conversation in her mind
And was reassuring herself with whatever answers she could find
An hour later, we knew, we knew we would see each other a lot more
But life, oh life! We ne'ver knew what awaited us outside the door!

****
One and Two are at
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And three, four and five at the bottom of the page on
Read here

5 comments:

Meenakshi said...

wow! you r good at this !

Chay said...

Ufff Vivs....I must say I have never found a person so taken by cups of tea...Please dont read that as a complaint now...I absolutely love your chai vai ka pyar vyar...:-))
Rotfl @ Oh! Those real life experiments of my creative aspiration!

and ditto to Booky on
Though like in tea, where taste of leaves, shrubs does persist
But in being rejoined with milk and sugar its sweet, reborn

simbly bootiful!! What a wonderful way to chaifully (read that as tastefully) describe marriage....Now your cup should be running over...:-D

flowering shrubs said...

Hi there,

I just ran across your site and enjoyed reading through everything.

I'm trying to get a blog going on my site too. But I dont think i have the patience to do it!

--Amy
My hosta plants Site

purple roses said...

Hi there,

I just ran across your site and enjoyed reading through everything.

I'm trying to get a blog going on my site too. But I dont think i have the patience to do it!

--Amy
My tulip bulbs Site

Vivek said...

from sulekha:


Vivek Sharma comments:
on Jun 1 2005 9:55PM delete this comment block this user
Welcome back chay!
I had hoped to write a thousand poems on tea:P:) Not that I own any tea gardens or anything, just as a tribute to my favorite drink!:) So seeing the response to this poem, I must finish the next part and post it!

:):P You are an "interesting friend"!! Maybe I will post the incomplete verse one day.... it goes like:

chay oh chay! What if you had shades of gray!

chayalife comments:
on May 31 2005 7:18PM delete this comment block this user
Ufff Vivek....
I must say I have never found a person so taken by cups of tea...Please dont read that as a complaint now...I absolutely love your chai vai ka pyar vyar...:-))

Rotfl @ Oh! Those real life experiments of my creative aspiration!

and ditto to Booky on
Though like in tea, where taste of leaves, shrubs does persist
But in being rejoined with milk and sugar its sweet, reborn

simbly bootiful!! What a wonderful way to chaifully (read that as tastefully) describe marriage....Now your cup should be running over...:-D

And coz i liked it so and i like u so..i will do u a favour...

For all the curious ones wondering if Vivs is in the marriage market (includes the matchmakers and pandits) NO is the answer!! Vivs is not looking for a bride yet!!!!

Now am I not a good friend!! :-))))))))

Love,
Chay

Vivek Sharma comments:
on May 31 2005 10:37AM delete this comment block this user
:) PV, Mads, Booky... Your comments filled my cup!

Its funny to write it so,
But praise pleases my ego:)!

For all who asked:) The story is pure fiction, but my love for a cup of tea is eternal, ancestral, phenomenal and I guess inspirational:)!

Bookworm33 comments:
on May 31 2005 6:05AM delete this comment block this user
vivek

"But in being rejoined with milk and sugar its sweet, reborn
As a married man, trust me, I will be a different song."

Wow!! Beautiful words!!!

The lyrical aspect of an arranged marriage!!! it takes a real poet to write it so..

Booky

Madhuri Manral comments:
on May 31 2005 4:40AM delete this comment block this user
Hi!
LOL! loved your umm poetry, waiting for the next one...written well makes one smile thro'out.
mads.

Prathima Vadiraja comments:
on May 30 2005 8:33PM delete this comment block this user
most entertaining piece of work i've read in "Love/Romance" enjoyed the light yet intense creativity.. :) looking forward to the next chapter

Vivek Sharma comments:
on May 30 2005 2:01PM delete this comment block this user
Thanks Suchitra, Maria:)

I don't know the story actually... as I sip tea, many ideas just come together:)... lets see when the next tea poem is served, lets let our imagination brew it till then!

Maria S comments:
on May 30 2005 12:10PM delete this comment block this user
"An hour later, we knew, we knew we would see each other a lot more
But life, oh life! We ne'ver knew what awaited us outside the door!"


Vivek,

Very nice!

Your enthusiastic words simply lead;
And make it just a delightful read!

Maria

Suchitra Vijayan comments:
on May 30 2005 11:39AM delete this comment block this user
loved it ..
so very you!! ...

cups of tea and the romantic poet .. wait a minute .. it reminds me of a dear friend... well actually it is you!!

anyways .. what happens? do they enjoy the rest of their lives in poetic experiments punctuated by tea breaks ??