Day Two – NaPoWriMo 2017

Today’s prompt is to write a poem that involves a recipe – you could use a favorite family recipe or invent a recipe for a love potion. So here’s my take on a Southern staple – iced tea.

Southern Tea

Three tea bags – not two or four
Heat the water then you pour
it in the pot.

Teain pot.4217Wrap the tea bag strings
around the handle
while they steep.

How long should they steep
To be a winner?
Just long enough, so that the tea
is cool by dinner.  

If fame and fortune you would gain
Be sure you know just when and how
to strain – the tea. Tea straining.4.2.17

Raise the bloated bags above the pot
Trap them to a spoon – take care they’re hot!
Then squeeze. 

Now the part to suit your heart
Water and tea – which will it be?
(The solution’s in the dilution.)


A Southern staple – to be sure.
A tradition likely to endure,
despite the options in the store. teainglass.4.2.2017

© 2017 Kalen Kingsbury










2 thoughts on “Day Two – NaPoWriMo 2017

  1. Isn’t it odd that my grandmother never sweetened her tea. And she was Southern through and through but we always drank unsweetened iced tea! (I tried a line or two about when to add the sugar (while it’s still hot of course- before the dilution) but it didn’t quite fit. Thanks as always for taking time to comment.


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