The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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…
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 p…
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<br /…
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 …
in the shadows of waning light
two senescent lovers lie / between sheets of waning light. the moon spins the dis·s·ever·ing tale / of their relentless nothingness. / apathetic eyes beseech the dark / f…

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…
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 / Corporation coated color / Change the pigments of our time Pharmaceu…
Molecules of Moments... A Poetry in Pieces
Night / a weeping willow of water wails / a worried wind stumbles into / a lonely acacia dovening in the desert / a compassionate river runs recklessly / over brooding banks and stagnant stones / startled stars quiver and shiver nervously / l…
in the shadows of waning light
two senescent lovers lie / between sheets of waning light. the moon spins the dis·s·ever·ing tale / of their relentless nothingness. / apathetic eyes beseech the dark / for glimpses of deserted memories. two bodies / lie list·less / bre…
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 soundlessness / Emptiness silences the land - / earth to earth / / A fac…

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