2014 Day 13 – The Cup That Cheers

“Friendship”, she said,
holding her cup delicately,
“is an aromatic beverage.
It is steeped in legend.
It is quite likely that many of you
enjoy friendship
on a regular basis.”
She took a careful sip.
“Friendship without milk
has no calories.
Friendship refreshes you in hot weather
by raising the body temperature
Of the many uses of friendship
one of the strangest
is a form of divination.
The best quality friendship
grows up high.”
“Is it possible”,
I queried cautiously,
nibbling a custard cream,
“that you mean tea?”
She hesitated,
took a second sip
and smiled:
“Tastes like friendship to me.”


Note:  the prompt was to write a “replacement” poem. “Pick a common noun for a physical thing, for example, “desk” or “hat” or “bear,” and then pick one for something intangible, like “love” or “memories” or “aspiration.” Then Google your tangible noun, and find some sentences using it. Now, replace that tangible noun in those sentences with your intangible noun, and use those sentences to create (or inspire) a poem. “


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