The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

A Sighing Sonnet
Syllables plunge into an ancient songbook / Octaves and sestets of obsessive love / Perusing Petrarch's Canzoniere / Iambic portrayals of Laura de Noves Shakespeare loves …
A Poetry Rite
Sunsets sing dirges to days that are dying / Dusk awakens somnolent sands from their rest / Morrows impede passage to misbehaved memories / Persistent prose unearths emotions suppresse…
Lionhearted
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…
Ignorant Pillars of Clay
Are deaf to the symphonies of the Milky Way / Celestial keys and chords of fire / Orchestrate a moonlit sonata on an Aeolian lyre / Orion's hand in Beethoven light / Conducts the …
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 an…

The Eagle

Perched high
On ragged crags of
Wordless thought
He waits

A crystalline lake of Loneliness
Lays supine below
Insatiable hunger burns
Within

Masterful talons
Thrust deep inter her waters
Grasping the seasoned voice of
Her naked soul



Delphic Dialectic or Socratic Simplicity
A sentimental sprite of / Stravinsky's Spring Rite / Dissonant days gone by / Urged a freckled face boy to / Mischievously deploy / And capture a callow girl's eye… / / Chaotic waters of untamed tides / Turbulent rapids of adolescent se…
A Nursery Rhyme
Isaac and Ishmael fight over a Wall / Citizens and soldiers equally fall / Concessions and compromise and making amends / Will not put the dead back together again
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…
A Poetry Rite
Sunsets sing dirges to days that are dying / Dusk awakens somnolent sands from their rest / Morrows impede passage to misbehaved memories / Persistent prose unearths emotions suppressed Serenading syllables / Plunge deep into a sunrise / Hours and mi…
Lionhearted
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 Iron rods of conformity rust perception / Towers of compliance stunt natu…

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