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The Literary Groong - 09/08/2007

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	THREE CUPS OF HEAVEN

	By Lola Koundakjian
	(to DB)


	It was John who mentioned it first:
	"I've discovered Saffron Tea", he said.
	And was quite determined that it should be "subtle".

	"Tea is black", he added, "just as wine is red."
	I couldn't agree more.

	Patty came in with a care package with IRAN stamped
	all over it:
	bags of prepared Saffron tea, 250 grams of Isfahani
	Mirzapore exported 
	directly from EEEERAAAAN, 
	green cardamom barely dried, and a package of saffron
	you can't buy this side
	of the Atlantic.

	Saffron, the other gold.

	I poured the water in the pot, added the tea, the pods
	and the magic powder, and drank three heavenly cups.

	January 6, 2007


--
A peacenik, techno-junky, traveler, potter, yogi and art lover, Lola
resides in NYC.  She runs the Armenian Poetry Project,
http://armenian-poetry.blogspot.com enjoys literature in all its forms
and writes urban poetry occasionally. She is currently working on her
first manuscript entitled "First Flush".


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