The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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 f…
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 …
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 …
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…
Lionhearted
A lion dwells in your sentient savanna / Persistence and purpose his badges of strength / Urban forests breed banality and bromide / Seize him and purge Man of his shallow decent…

Lionhearted

A lion dwells in your sentient savanna
Persistence and purpose his badges of strength
Urban forests breed banality and bromide
Seize him and purge Man of his shallow decent

Iron rods of conformity rust perception
Towers of compliance stunt natural height
Municipalled mediocrity overcasts uniqueness
Lampposting creativity in artificial light

Pave your avenues through the suburbs of selfdom
Asphalted animosity will tear at your flesh
Jealousy and envy may hijack your journey
Shattered reality could challenge your steps

As beads of exhaustion drip off your body
And welted wisdom breaches and bleeds
Intellectual fruition will form possibilities
Reviving the unconscious seeds of your dreams

Cauterize the wounds and silence your suffering
Dismantle the dissonance that knocks on your door
Melt the metals that encumbered your journey
And mold magnificence from their metamorphic ore



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 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…
The Desert of the Real
I am a desert of / orphaned emotion / Bruised and battered by a brutal sun / Wisdom and wilderness were once my element / I was created long before life had begun In each crystal of sand / pumps the heart of a universe / Constructs of conscious…
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…
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

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