TEA'S SECOND DAWN
By Dr. Richard S. Kirby
There is a peace which comes with Tea
although the day's not done:
the peace which halts the tidal sea
of tasks, stress, fights unwon.
We interrupt that tide this way
and make a new day start:
Dawn comes a second time to say,
"Live this 'new day' with heart.
The Teapot stands, the sun shines out
the quietness takes hold;
the calming liquid leaves the spout
as Spring's last days grow old.
The sounds of silence still the mind
the biscuit calms the hand
Our thinking goes from cruel to kind
We sink into our land.