Monday, November 16, 2009

Healing haiku

When cough, fever, chills
wrack your body, wrap it warm
elder flower tea

(The kids and I are all home sick with the flu this week. What a great opportunity to dig through my herbal medicine chest, stoke up the woodstove, and cuddle up warm.)


Crafty Green Poet said...

the tea sounds soothing, hope you feel better soon.

christopher said...

I Cannot Rise

I am at home, not with you,
trying to understand, calm
even though I want to
growl like something wild,
turn and snarl, snapping
at the way it goes.

I am in pain, fear
I am self caused and abused,
and keep solitude
trying to rise up
as if I am not myself
and this ache is just
but does not belong
to me.

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon! Elder flower tea and flu is best with muffins. :)

Linda S. Socha said...

Love the image and the mental smell of the tea! Wishing you well soon

Karen said...

So sorry you're ill. Hope you all three are better soon!

Anonymous said...

Flu is not a good companion, I hope he leaves you soon. I am liking your 'Healing haiku' too.

Kyddryn said...

Feel-better thoughts heading your way, love, with warm mental hugs for you and the younglings.

Shade and Sweetwater,

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Oh, no! Please get well quick! All of you. sending healing thoughts...

Liz said...

Feel better, Rachel! Love to you and yours.

Annie said...

I hope you and your children are feeling a little better by now, and that rest, and the tea has done its work. I love the name, Elder Flower.

Fireblossom said...

I'm sorry to hear you are ill! I was wondering where you had gotten off to. I hope that you are all back ship shape in no time. :-)

Poetikat said...

Now I want a cup of tea. Isn't that the panacea for all ills?