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tea’s reveries

I love a cup of tea. I never drink coffee. Tea has a space that allows me to be and savour the moment. My cup is just within reach most of the day.

Sirena Tales



I sip in stillness

tea’s rare silent solitude

sweet, deep reverie


“Swift Transition”

Ev’ryone comes back!

reverie? no! upheaval

now, where was I, tea?


“GAH! (epilogue)”

sinking in too late

how did it and I become

so noisy, my fate


grateful **

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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  1. My dear Ivon, Thank you so much for reblogging my post. I am deeply grateful for your continued support. I want you to know that, as happened the last time you reblogged my post, I had just been wondering whether I should keep going with this blogging adventure, which I absolutely love, but still often question. So, your kindness is even more appreciated. How lovely to learn that you are a tea drinker, as well. There is something magical about tea–I sometimes feel my omnipresent cup is a friend or even an extension of my body :). The ritual of boiling the water, letting the tea steep, taking that first heavenly sip…ahhhh. Here’s hoping your cup is full of comfort and inspiration.

    • I am glad I could help. When I came across the post, I was reminded of Thich Nhat Nanh. He spoke the same way about the ritual of making, drinking, and savouring the tea. Thank you for your continued support. It is equally appreciated.

  2. What not about Coffee?
    Unless you take the other how do you judge that alone.
    Of course when we used to one naturally that only gives that calmness.
    Whatever it is all, the composition of this post is enlightened..

    Ivon, sir:;; your feeling is well worded as usual.


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