The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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…
A Tapestry
A tapestry of enmity / Woven worlds of strife / Threads of hate collaborate / Unraveling all of our lives
The Eagle
Perched high / On ragged crags of / Wordless thought / He waits A crystalline lake of Loneliness / Lays supine below / Insatiable hunger burns / Within Mast…
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
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 / T…

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 on the lines of a couplet
Spencer stanzas virtue in his Faerie Queene rife
Milton sonneteers in Italian and English
Ordaining poetry as a testament of life

Sighing sonnets mourn days that are dying
Modern metaphors taunt metered lines
Poetic form breaks on shores that are tiding
Free verse penetrates breakwaters of rhyme

Patterns and principles shape moments of memory
Vivid vocabulary sculpts images of thought
Free verse liberates incarcerated poetry
Criterion chaos and linear fraught 

Freedom exists when bound by convention
The mind can perceive through rhythm and form
Movements of Modernism set on breaking tradition
Merely replacing it with contemporary norms



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 f…
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 flight / / A traveler once / I toured your turbulent terrain / donni…
A Tapestry
A tapestry of enmity / Woven worlds of strife / Threads of hate collaborate / Unraveling all of our lives
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 / Laced with rubies and lust Spiritual trails / Blazed with topaz and morr…
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 Garments of adolescence hang / In closets of nascent lust Seams of …

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