Oh Practic shape! fair promptitude! with brede
Of LED and buttons overwrought,
With crimson nozzle and snow-white mains lead;
Thou, silent form! dost tease us out of thought
As doth eternity: Hot Potable!
When old age shall this research team retire,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to PhDs, whom thou inspire
‘Brewed tea is truth, truth brewed tea, -- that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'
Carolyn Whitnall, 2014
(With apologies to Keats!)