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Green Tea by Julian Bishop

Green Tea

A zingy October day, over-hot

green tea

and the oak still in full leaf outside the window.

A few leaves spider around

the fragile glass,

tiny roots swirling through the substrata.

Sunlight razors through,

floods the cup

with brilliance, fires the spinning particles

until it looks like a chalice

of dying stars,

like I’m holding a glassful of the planet in my hands.

Julian Bishop’s first collection of eco poems called We Saw It All Happen was published earlier this year by Fly On The Wall Press. A former environment reporter for the BBC in Wales, he’s a former runner-up in the Ginkgo Prize for Eco Poetry and now lives in Hertfordshire, England.

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Oct 29, 2023

Wonderful sense of connections.

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