Tuesday, December 7, 2021

‘Tea’: A Simply Beautiful Poem Written by Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright born in 1955. Her work is widely successful and studied in schools throughout the United Kingdom. With her verse, she likes to use simple words in complicated ways.

Portrait of Poet Carol Ann Duffy in 2009. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)
Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright born in 1955. (Image: walnut whippet via flickr CC BY 2.0 )

She began writing poems at 11 years of age. With the dream of always wanting to be a writer, when one of her English teachers died, she produced this poem, showing her talent at an early age:

In her adult years, she was appointed Britain’s Poet Laureate in May 2009 — becoming the first Scottish female poet to have this role in 400 years. Britain’s Poet Laureate is an honorary position appointed by the monarch of the United Kingdom, and the person in this position may be called upon to write poems for significant national occasions.

While they talked and drank the tea, they clicked as though they had been friends for years. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)
Her poem had the simple title ‘Tea.’ (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Tea’

Here is her poem simply titled Tea. The poet seems to be finding such joy in the everyday task of making tea for the person she loves.

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Jessica Kneipphttp://www.jessicakneipp.net
Jessica writes about films, and occasionally gets to direct them. Music, photography, art, poetry, reading and travel are pretty good too. She has a love of silent films, they are the closest she will ever get to "time travel."

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