The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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 …
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…
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 /…
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 …
Ignorant Pillars of Clay
Are deaf to the symphonies of the Milky Way / Celestial keys and chords of fire / Orchestrate a moonlit sonata on an Aeolian lyre / Orion's hand in Beethoven light / Conducts the …

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
Perpetuating perils of paradox
To a universe of Newtonian design

To see the world in a grain of sand
To smell paradise after a shower
Infinity breathing through the lungs of a wave
Eternity residing in the heart of a flower

Beauty exists in the ordinary
In the frescoes and sculptures of life
In the struggle of Man to create himself
Not in polaroid perfect delight

Ignorant pillar of clay is he
Believing in heaven ever after
Frivolously ignoring the divinity of Day
Forfeiting Elysian encounters

Man walks erect with eyes wide open
Into the Dark Ages of technical time
Praying to pixelled Providence
His happiness industrially designed



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
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…
Ignorant Pillars of Clay
Are deaf to the symphonies of the Milky Way / Celestial keys and chords of fire / Orchestrate a moonlit sonata on an Aeolian lyre / Orion's hand in Beethoven light / Conducts the overture illuminating the obsidian night
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…
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 badlands of descent Rocks of conformity will bruise perception / Caves of…

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