Lipton Sunset

Bring me the sunset in a cup,
Let me taste its Lipton Rivers
Upon my salivating tongue.

Bring me the sunset on a canvas,
Let my fingers seek playful caress
Through these cotton fields.

Bring me the sunset to my ears,
Let me listen to its concerto
Before I close my eyes.

Bring me the sunset in a cup is the first line of an Emily Dickinson poem.

1 comment:

Naquillity said...

carole(watermaid) said...

In England we have a brand of tea called Lipton's. Is it the same with you? I like the way you've used the different senses here.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Blogger Michelle Johnson said...

Carole, yes we have Lipton's Tea here and it's my favorite. Have a nice day.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Anonymous lissa said...

a sunset song, I like that

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Blogger Pam said...

sunsets and lipton tea, nice combination. I really enjoyed how you expanded the line from Dickinson and adapted it to the other senses.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Blogger paisley said...

a feast for the virtual senses.. this was lovely michelle....

Thursday, May 01, 2008
Anonymous one more believer said...

taste, touch and sound... lipton rivers... sunset on a canvas.. listen to its concerto.. these are beautiful images for me.. and yes, i drink black tea w/cream and honey

Friday, May 02, 2008
Blogger Cynthia said...

Nicely written, a gentle rhythm
makes this poem flow.

Saturday, May 03, 2008
Blogger Greyscale Territory said...

Gorgeous dream-like quality. Lipton tea sounds exotic!


Tuesday, May 06, 2008
OpenID mariacristina said...

This is a great poem, Michelle. Who better to turn to for inspiration than Emily Dickenson.

BTW, I tagged you for a bio!

Friday, June 20, 2008

July 5, 2008 at 10:49 AM