The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

Huxley's Kaleidoscope: O Brave New World
Chaotic pieces of tinted glass / Kidnap loitering light / Slivered images of a history / Pause in fluid flight Frantic fragments frolic / On the landscape of man's mind<br /…
Morning Ritual
Nocturnal silence... The day is deep in sleep  / shhh!  her mind whispers / morning has not yet broken / going into tip toe mode  / a crick-crack explodes / plastic on p…
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 /…
Death of a Dove
A metal rain falls and punctures the morning / Dialogues of dread smother the breeze / Metalliferous clouds imprison the sunlight / Frightened faces carve the air with their screams…
Cogito Ergo Sum
Trees of autumn weep their beauty / Aging rainbows fall onto an anemic earth / Intellectual tears of / I think therefore I am / Cry molecules of philosophy / Over deaf grasses …

in the shadows of waning light

two senescent lovers lie
between sheets of waning light.

the moon spins the dis·s·ever·ing tale
of their relentless nothingness.
apathetic eyes beseech the dark
for glimpses of deserted memories.

two bodies
lie list·less
breathing to a rhythm of similar silence.

years of habit
brand unspoken words
onto seasoned skin.
vexed in a voiceless vortex
they await the morrow.

Shackled to their contract
they crawl onto the sacrificial altar
and await the blow
of Hera's matrimonial blade.

A Pinch of Pepper:

Hera was the Greek goddess of marriage and childbirth and wife and sister to Zeus. 

A Wrinkle in Time
No longer does she clad herself / In days of faded dye, Patterned fabrics of yesterdays / Unravel threaded whys Teen embroidered dawns / Intricately woven into dusks Garments of adolescence hang / In closets of nascent lust Seams of …
The Bonsai Tree
In an Arboretum of towering trees / The major attraction is the topiary / Visitors flock to this botanical art / Deaf to the tidings of twisted bark Dwarfed gnarled confined and cramped / Refined deformity of stunted chance / Grotesque and beastly …
A Diligent Dawn
Shards of a broken wine goblet / Drift on the surface of withering waves / Dawn dethrones the waning night / Saffroned fingers arouse a day In nakedness she wears her loss / Hot flashes heat hormonal strife / Fermented tears and sweated dew / Awa…
Desert Storm
Dust clouds of pain bring bruising rains / crumbling rocks mock human form / Kneeling in searing sands / shackled to shadows / a captive awaits his fate / in damning soundlessness / Emptiness silences the land - / earth to earth / / A fac…
The Lioness that Dwells Within
A feline dwells in your caverns of consciousness / Dauntless and determined her insignias of strength / Landscapes withered by winds of shallowness / Embrace her and harrow Man's badlands of descent Rocks of conformity will bruise perception / Caves of…

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