The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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…
A Tapestry
A tapestry of enmity / Woven worlds of strife / Threads of hate collaborate / Unraveling all of our lives
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 soundles…
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 …
Molecules of Moments ... A Poetry in Pieces
Day Tresses of ivory tease the air as / soliloquies of song woo whimsical winds / Moments mold into statues of light while / waxing crystals of cream take fligh…

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 murder
to the Sentence Structure Warlords.

Morphemes of meaning resuscitate
dictionaried Definitions from death
Nouns and Adjectives predicate
against this lexical threat.

Conjunctions clause in acrid air
Patterns and Rules leap on their prey
Periods and Commas control the chaos
Punctuation builds walls of conventional clay.

Phrases wander plains of parchment
Voice and Tenses are distraught and displaced
Participles meander the pages aimlessly
searching for Intransitive Verbs to copulate

Simple and Progressive modify their forms
Negatives and Questions join the fray
Auxiliaries are called on to fortify friendlies
Semanticated Syntax subjugates.

A loan word sighs in dismay.



Auguries of Innocence
Man is an island of thought and emotion / Floating purposefully on aimless seas / Confusion and conflict float on his waters / Bleeding and aching debris William Blake offered lighthouse vision / To the mind of the intellectually blind / Perpetuatin…
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 fast as he could caper / To Bannon's tent hoping he'll fix the dent / With c…
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…
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 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…

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