tea cools
the conversation
heats up


9 Responses

  1. magyar Says:

    Ahhh, our coincidental brews; contraries… face to face. Nifty_! _m

    new brew
    as this teapot screams
    jumpy cat

  2. Jessica Malone Latham Says:

    Such a unique poem, but oh so universal. Reminds me of one in my collection, cricket song.

    exhausted mother

    the steam of the tea kettle

    again and again

    Thank you for your poem, and for inspiring conversation.

  3. Valentina Says:

    nice temperature contrast

  4. janewilliams Says:

    steam kettle
    same old argument
    boiling dry

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ha! I read it as iced tea was having a cooling effect on a heated discussion in Ls 1&2 – 'tea cools/the conversation' so 'heats up' was a surprise in L3, then I realised the tea itself was growing cold because of an argument. Clever senryu :)


  6. Alan Summers Says:

    Ah, nothing like a brew (slang for tea) to help along conversations, even if the tea is soon forgotten. :-)

    tea cools
    the conversation
    heats up


    In this case the reverse has happened and the conversation boils while the tea goes cool to cold to stale. I hope it was only a storm in a teacup and did not escalate?

    Ganesha's moon
    the cabbie’s last customer
    smells of mint tea

    Alan Summers
    n.b. The brass bell haiku journal did a brilliant series on Tea Haiku / Haiku Tea issue November 2014

  7. Adjei Agyei-Baah Says:

    I love the subtle use of contrast. beautiful

  8. marykendall Says:

    So simple, so perfect. A wonderful senryu, Joanne.

  9. Jennifer Burd Says:

    I love how the middle line interacts in different ways with the first and third. Thank you for this!

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