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 /…
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 …
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…
An Arpeggio
An arpeggio of wayward notes   / Plucked by fingers of clay / Chromatic chords of bleeding thought / Melt atonal black to grey / A lonely scale pours liquid morrows / Over k…
Death of a Dove
A metal rain falls and punctures the morning / Dialogues of dread smother the breeze / Metalliferous clouds imprison the sunlight / Frightened faces carve the air with their screams…

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 compliance will shun the light
Manufactured mediocrity will overcast oneness
Eclipsing creativity with artificial night

Pave your path through the prairies of selfdom
Even when animosity tears at your flesh
Canyons of coveting will echo their envy
While trails of reality challenge your steps

As beads of exhaustion drip off your body
And welted wisdom breaches and bleeds
Intellectual tears will water possibilities
Awakening the somnolent seeds of your dreams

Crystallize the salt from your silent suffering
Dismantle the dissonance that deafens your moors
Mine the minerals that encumbered your journey
And mold precocious diamonds from their obsidian ore



Pinch of pepper:
Within each one of us a lioness dwells. This poem is dedicated to her.


The Eagle
Perched high / On ragged crags of / Wordless thought / He waits A crystalline lake of Loneliness / Lays supine below / Insatiable hunger burns / Within Masterful talons / Thrust deep inter her waters / Grasping the seasoned voic…
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</…
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 fast as he could caper / To Bannon's tent hoping he'll fix the dent / With c…
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…
Death of a Dove
A metal rain falls and punctures the morning / Dialogues of dread smother the breeze / Metalliferous clouds imprison the sunlight / Frightened faces carve the air with their screams Hot flashes of terror nightmare the moment / Eagle and Hawk devour the do…

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