The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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 bad…
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…
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 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 fligh…
A Game of Chess
Two armies / On a checkered field are placed / Brother against brother / Ancient hatred retraced Ishmael and Issac / Born of synonymous seed / The younger hewed ivory / T…

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 face hides behind a cloak of faith
Donned in death he waits
Whets his blade on a stone of despair
his executioner's knife brandished and bare
Shining off Apollo's heartless glare
a thread of life tightened and taut
Morta's shears
cut
cut
cut
ashes to ashes

Hate has gone viral
Executions routine
Cage burning and beheadings
feed the media machine
Virtue gutted and morals disemboweled
Viscera dripping from the hound of hell's jowls -
dust to dust

Democracy
Theocracy
In the name of god hypocrisy
Heaven hangs his head in shame
the Moon has only herself to blame -
earth to earth

Ethical drought dust dunes in doubt
Copper cold and bullets bold
Bones and stones blades and rage
Soldiers undone by a manic sun
Crumbling rocks mock
distraught faces of clay
Dead men walking -
dust to dust
ashes to earth
earth to dust
dust
to
rust



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
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 natu…
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…
A Wrinkle in Time
No longer does she clad herself / In days of faded dye, Patterned fabrics of yesterdays / Unravel threaded whys Teen embroidered dawns / Intricately woven into dusks Garments of adolescence hang / In closets of nascent lust Seams of …
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</…

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