Navtej Bharati


Pouring Tea


Pouring tea
is a simple act
measured and rhythmic
The flow fills
the cup with tea
the teapot with emptiness

Pouring tea
is a simple act
like breastfeeding
the flow fills
the baby with milk
the breast with love

Pouring tea
is a simple act
like making love
the empty and the filled
meet in the flow

in a single moment
they empty each other
and then fill

The flow fills
always.

Submitted: Friday, December 21, 2012
Edited: Friday, December 21, 2012

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  • Aldrich Suarez (3/22/2013 8:37:00 PM)

    simple acts can filled something to make it great, like pouring tea to the cup of a brilliant poet.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (2/17/2013 11:42:00 AM)

    i love the teapot and breast parts. the rest is a little difficult for me. well, my wife does accuse me at times, during our five years together, of not loving her, and the word love is not one of my favorites, as it is so easy to have differing concepts of what love means to an individual; what i claim is love for my wife, she may not accept/understand/believe. it is much easier for me to define and demonstrate a coconut! ....i do feel comfortable with saying i love ice cream but that is on a different level. i assume (but perhaps i am wrong) that by making love you mean having sexual intercourse. if i am incorrect, i hope you will correct the misconception (no pun intended) , perhaps in a poem? thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Payal Parande (12/25/2012 10:46:00 AM)

    how brilliant...who knew that pouring tea can be described so many beautiful way....the flow of energy same as love one get empty and other get filled.....bravo sir i am a fan

    thank you for sharing,
    love
    payal (Report) Reply

  • Nasarudheen Parameswaran (12/24/2012 9:37:00 AM)

    Yes the flux of the Almighty Emerges and Submerges.It is the ebb and flow of creation too.A rain drop-let comes from the Ocean and from mountain it flows to the OceanThe cycle is over in Stagnation of the God Particle; stil vibrant.A good poem. (Report) Reply

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