The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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 /…
Molecules of Moments... A Poetry in Pieces
Midnight / / Artemis peeks through the curtains of Night / ascending the stairs to her balcony of beams / leaning over the balustrade / she pulls back her bow to <br …
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 b…
Cogito Ergo Sum
Trees of autumn weep their beauty / Aging rainbows fall onto an anemic earth / Intellectual tears of / I think therefore I am / Cry molecules of philosophy / Over deaf grasses …
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 <br /…

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 consciousness on the decline
Crags of cognizance create illusions
Reality replaced by symbol and sign

Baudrillard's treatise
Simulacra and Simulation
a philosophical exposition of postmodern rife
Claims human experience is a duplicity of reality
Perversions of truth, carbon copies of life

Semantic algebra is the language you live in
Values and vectors formulate truth
An object
a vector of profound reality
Originality
a value that is mass produced

History is dead
claims the felicity of the Future
Facts are a commercially created need
News is a figment of your imagination
Fabulated by the media's ratings greed

Once you were pillars of
laborious production
Objects man-made had a value of use
Now you are drowning in over consumption
Exchange value has your social status in a noose 

Money is master emancipating reality
Commerce
a coitus of financial lust
Commodities tempt consumers with luxury lewdness
Credit card debt choking on In God We Trust

The media
forms your perception of reality
You experience what Baudrillard coined  "the death of the real":
You believe what you see on TV screens of collusion
Surrendering your discretion to sensationalistic appeal

Information, entertainment and communication technologies
Provide experiences more intense than everyday life
Banality is dead
Long live New Generation
Download your future husbands and wives

Winds of change have no chartered direction
Boundaries and distinction
no longer exist
Economics, politics, culture and sexuality
All are ingredients in an implosive mix

Hyperreality is
our postmodern universe
Fantasy parks, malls, reality TV
Images and codes control thought and behavior
Communication ecstasies are our venereal disease

Subjectivity is fragmented
Objectivity is lost
Reason is buried
Emotions embossed

In the overwhelming flux of the Hyper Real
Schizophrenic stimulus bombards our minds -
Over exposure to images and information
Disorganize our thinking leaving: what is real
Undefined

Glimpse
Into the mirrored sands of the present
Television and computer screens manufacture ideals
Spectacle not meaning is the truth of the masses
Opinion is formed only when it congeals

Humanity is a desert of
virtual emotion
Brainwashed and proselytized by pixelled screens
Wisdom and wonderment were once its elements
Simulated sand eulogizes over the death of dreams



Pinch of Pepper:

French theorist Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) was one of the most prominent intellectual figures of the present age, whose work incorporates philosophy and social theory that together reflect cultural phenomena. He was a sharp critic of contemporary society, culture, and thought. Baudrillard is, often considered, one of the founding fathers of French postmodern theory.


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…
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
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 …
Molecules of Moments... A Poetry in Pieces
Midnight / / Artemis peeks through the curtains of Night / ascending the stairs to her balcony of beams / leaning over the balustrade / she pulls back her bow to / catch faceless dreams / Jasmine climbs the trellises of trees / seek…

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