The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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…
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 <…
War of the Words
A page unfolds / horizontally / into a vertical universe… Vowels and Consonants conjugate / charcoaled characters draw their words / silented Syllables scream bloody …
The Desert of the Real
I am a desert of / orphaned emotion / Bruised and battered by a brutal sun / Wisdom and wilderness were once my element / I was created long before life had begun In each c…
The Desert
Naked wastelands of monotony / Exhausting days of bruising suns / Under a lee of memory / Wayward winds churn crystals to dust Time evaporates into slips of silence / Arid …
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…
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…<br …
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 /…
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…
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…

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

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 fa…

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

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
Lac…

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

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