Love is a Cup of Tea

by Talis Kimberley

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Written in response to some unloving words from those who should know better, about the diversity and scope of love.


Love is the finding of beauty
In the beloved’s face
Love makes a joy of a duty
Love makes the giving a grace
Love is the sharp word unspoken
When it could so easily be
Love is the being woken
With a kiss and a cup of tea

Love is a fire and a passion
Love is a hand to hold
Love is the coat round your shivering self
And the full-length embrace when you’re cold
Love is the hallowing tangle
Love is the melting gaze
Love is the standing together
However dark the days

We are made spirit and body
We are nerves, we are bone, we are heart
And we love whom we love with our whole selves
With both public and private parts
Let spirit and body be thankful
For this wonder that outstays time
While we love whom we love with our whole selves
God knows love is a gift, not a crime

Love is a constant adventure
Love changes ‘I’ to ‘We’
Love is the hallowing tangle
And love is a cup of tea.


released February 15, 2020
Words & music by & © Talis Kimberley 2020.
(In the kitchen on the Blue Ovation)


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Green and political contemporary folk with a warm and whimsical heart... voice, guitar and bouzouki and rather a way with words.

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