Sunday, June 07, 2015

Repost: Cups of Joy

Sunday Scribblings 2 has the prompt “Teacups”.
Here’s one I prepared earlier:

Cups of Joy

Seldom in the daily rush of life
Do you meet with such perfection;
Beautifully displayed, with love and care,
They arouse a deep affection.

Such vessels are a joy to hold
And warm the cockles of your heart.
Lovingly filled, sweet and warm and milky,
They are a most wond’rous piece of art.

O glorious porcelain saucer and cup
I swoon, en route to fainting,
Now, if the woman will kindly step away,
I can look more closely at the painting.

© J Cosmo Newbery
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  1. Snicker.
    Nice twist. And clever ambiguity.

  2. A cup and two jugs in the picture. You may be black banned for this...Oh I see you have been already.

    1. Well I did try to tone it down without losing too much effect...

  3. Now even my crazy little brain didn't think of those kind of cups...i love the end...very wry and erudite!


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