Only tea on my flight to Bermuda1

On the plane, to Bermuda recently I was inspired to write fifty-eight poems. That saved me! Before the flight, I had said that I would not eat anything; I would only take tea. So I just wrote and wrote and did not eat at all.

When I arrived in Bermuda, a man from immigration asked me how many times I had come to Bermuda.

I said, “Four times.”

He commented, “That means you like it.”

I replied, “Definitely I like it.”

The man went on, “That means you have friends here.”

I said, “I do not have any friends here, but I have seen some good people and I like the place."

He checked all my things very nicely but did not find any gifts for my ‘friends’.


  1. TCE 12. January 1982

Sri Chinmoy, My book of tea and coffee experiences.First published by Agni Press in 2009.

This is the 1586th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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