The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

War of the Words

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Coming Home
Sitting on speed, metal wings in flight / black ribbons below adorned in sequins of light / screeching engines startle Night / as Time descends / Feet on ground baggage bound<br /…
A Rhyme from Romper Room
Jack and Jill hit the campaign trail / To fetch a bushel of voters / Jack fell down for being a clown / And Jill went Galluping forward Up got Jack from his stumbling act / As f…
Birth of a River
mute starkness / an exhausted desert / blue sky white night / flesh on flesh / marital rite / in heat, soaked in sweat / body to body / a rapturous duet<br /…
A Lone Traveler
A solitary spirit / Effeminate in form Asphalting miles of memories / Treading many a storm: Intellectual roads / Laid with diamonds and dust Carnal paths / La…
A lion dwells in your sentient savanna / Persistence and purpose his badges of strength / Urban forests breed banality and bromide / Seize him and purge Man of his shallow decent…

A page unfolds
into a vertical universe...

Vowels and Consonants conjugate
charcoaled characters draw their words
silented Syllables scream bloody murder 
to the Sentence Structure Warlords.

Morphemes of meaning resuscitate 
dictionaried Definitions from death 
Nouns and Adjectives predicate 
against this lexical threat.

Conjunctions clause in acrid air
Patterns and Rules leap on their prey
Periods and Commas control the chaos
Punctuation builds walls of conventional clay.

Phrases wander plains of parchment
Voice and Tenses are distraught and displaced
Participles meander the pages aimlessly
searching for Intransitive Verbs to copulate

Simple and Progressive modify their forms
Negatives and Questions join the fray
Auxiliaries are called on to fortify friendlies
Semanticated Syntax subjugates.

A loan word sighs in dismay.

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