A Thunderous Tea

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  Color Me Poetry
(posted by sarahsouthwest)

I want you to choose one of these paint names and use it as the inspiration for your poem. 

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Here is your list:

.Tea with Florence
.Rolling fog
.First light
.Hidey hole

As I sat sipping
tea with Florence,
who was dressed 
elegantly in a emerald 
chemise, I heard a trumpet
sound.  Looked around.
It was not a trumpet
but a thunderous
warning of a storm
coming.  Through rolling
fog, burst the first
lightning streak crossing
over us.  As we took
cover carrying our tea 
accoutrements, we knew 
that tonight's masquerade
ball would be cancelled.
All that pastel confetti
we cut to paste on
the mirrors would have
to wait.  We had a
second cup of tea.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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17 Responses to A Thunderous Tea

  1. Sadje says:

    I liked the ending! A second cup of tea can be comfort


  2. A wise thing to do (the second cup of tea)


  3. Ingrid says:

    Always time for a second cup 🙂


  4. Sometimes that second cup is the only option! Lovely response to the prompt, made me smile and decide to put the kettle on!


  5. memadtwo says:

    A good solution! Tea is always welcome. (K)


  6. Ain says:

    A lovely poem in nice setting, for soothing nerves…with the tea…


  7. sanaarizvi says:

    My goodness this is potent! ❤️❤️ I love “It was not a trumpet but a thunderous warning of a storm
    coming,”.. brilliant juxtaposition of the two images.


  8. Beverly Crawford says:

    Often a solution to chaos —- a second cup of tea!!


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