The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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The dawn of the rising moon-
A pale penny, tossed over misty streets,
buildings, bazaars and runes;
through the skylight it seeps
in. The walls are empty,
the floors are full of dust.
Memories linger- the chatter,
the laughter, and those cups of tea.

It made sense in the past,
the weight of the present
was absent. Light dawned
the instant she walked
on the dusty floor, leaving
behind no footprints. She stared
at the plain walls. Outside, stars speckled
pitch black skies.
Inside, dark tears streaked
from the eyes of the shrouded bride.

A woman walks right through her,
humming. Not noticing her
presence. As if she weren't there.
She strains to listen.
The walls are bare,
save a solitary nail,
hammered in the wall.


قانت تكميل Qanit Takmeel

 قانت تكميل   Qanit Takmeel is a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. His interest in poetry can be traced back to his roots- all his family consists of poets.

He enjoys analysing poetry- particularly middle English poetry- through a socio-politico-economic lens. However, he does venture to write a few verses every now and then.

People who have influenced his poetry have been his family, Maulana Rumi (Persian poet), Allama Iqbal (Urdu and Persian poet), W H Auden, Geoffrey Chaucer, J R R Tolkein and more recently, Michael D C Drout.  

His other interests include astrophotography, chess, cooking, and reading.

About قانت تكميل Qanit Takmeel

 قانت تكميل   Qanit Takmeel is a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. His interest in poetry can be traced back to his roots- all his family consists of poets.

He enjoys analysing poetry- particularly middle English poetry- through a socio-politico-economic lens. However, he does venture to write a few verses every now and then.

People who have influenced his poetry have been his family, Maulana Rumi (Persian poet), Allama Iqbal (Urdu and Persian poet), W H Auden, Geoffrey Chaucer, J R R Tolkein and more recently, Michael D C Drout.  

His other interests include astrophotography, chess, cooking, and reading.

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