The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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 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 / La…
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 …
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 …
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 …

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
Before God and their father
Each solemned an oath

God promised Ishmael
A kingdom to the East
To Isaac the land of Israel
A beleaguering decree

Cained anger and hatred
From jealousy both bred
Four thousand years of war
Soaked in familial bloodshed

Palestine and Zion
Contend as prophecy claims
A fight to the death protocol
Inflicting incessant pain

Playing board inhabitants
Living pillars of clay
Immaterial pieces
In their decimating fray

Eight times eight territorial squares
In equal order lie
Coveted streets and avenues with
Buildings concrete high

Unseasoned pawns stand motionless
Position marked with men
Theirs is not to question
Only secure ground and defend

These human shields protect the realm
Their fealty whole-hearted
Yet, when one is captured by a foe  
The loss is disregarded

Castling rooks protect their King
Placed purposely in harm's way
A power play by heads of state to
Capitalize and control the middle game

Cannoned Knights take position
Steadied, aim and fire
Razing disputed neighborhoods
Igniting funeral pyres

Bishops politic ferociously
Engaging explosive words
Maneuvering reality
Deploying military herds

The queens move about freely
Perusing dire deeds of death
Harbingers of diplomacy
Negotiating their nations' right to breath

The embolden Kings ignore them
Caching behind bastions of men
Preaching courage and chivalry to
Obedient infantry in Daniel's den

Toy soldiers fall like thunder
On both sides of this gruesome grid
Angel of Death at War's auction
Has life hopelessly outbid

Another dawn drops metal tears
Of military dew
Will ever there be peace between
The Arab and the Jew?



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 kidnapped rhyme / Beauty and ugliness dance a dirge / Across a six string…
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 / metal scales bear the weight of / folded clothes and memories and / gi…
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…
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 molecules of fear / Children dodge metal raindrops that fall / Between laby…
Molecules of Moments... A Poetry in Pieces
Dawn / The darkness moans dismally / as its velvet black is unwoven by / saffron fingers / unraveling a new day. / Silence evaporates as the morning star invades the sky / a frigid lake shatters into shards of silver / mountains a…

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