The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

Annals of Abraham
Pregnant night aborts the dawn / Poxing the earth below / Festering fields of human hate / Drown reason in irrational throe Hissing hostility pierces the sky / Scattering mo…
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 bad…
An Arpeggio
An arpeggio of wayward notes   / Plucked by fingers of clay / Chromatic chords of bleeding thought / Melt atonal black to grey / A lonely scale pours liquid morrows / Over k…
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…
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…

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 plastic startles the air
a neon light flickers into life
a grotesque figure stares 
at itself,  through a sheet of hardened silver 
the figure looks familiar
Where have I seen it before? 
her mind asks
a hand trembles as white wet cement
squeezes out of a plastic tube 
slithering over a clustered brick of bristles
tantalizing tickling
white specks take to the air
freckling her pale skin in their folly
Faces folded in a drawer
she chooses one
puts it on 
walks out and 
awakens the morning



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…
Weathering Whispers
Wrinkled whispers / Kiss my skin / Leaves of life change as / Autumn begins Cultivated currents / Of mellowed mind / Carry me to manors of / Seasoned rhyme Reality becomes relative / Emotion humbly dies / Time only governs thos…
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 / Corporation coated color / Change the pigments of our time Pharmaceu…
A Game of Chess
Two armies / On a checkered field are placed / Brother against brother / Ancient hatred retraced Ishmael and Issac / Born of synonymous seed / The younger hewed ivory / The older ebony cleaved Abraham's sons / Great nations promised both<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 Hot flashes of terror nightmare the moment / Eagle and Hawk devour the do…

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