The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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 …
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 Eagle
Perched high / On ragged crags of / Wordless thought / He waits A crystalline lake of Loneliness / Lays supine below / Insatiable hunger burns / Within Mast…
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 …

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

E = mc2
inception, conception
stardust fusion
hydrogen, carbon, water
molecular confusion
blueprint biology
chromosome couples 23
DNA
patterns of genes
chemically a poetry

brain, bones and brawn
a paragon
peptides and proteins
enzymes of emotion
future feelings
neural commotion

two bound bodies a
hormonal orchestration
mother and child
prepare for separation
birth and beyond

oxytocin
muscle contractions
endorphins release
pain in action

Lamaze liturgy
breathe in breathe out
breathe in…
lungs grasp at the deep
midwife shouts
pushshshshshsh

head crowns
body bound
by body
head in head out
reluctance to breach

RETREEEAT!

I hold the world at bay
dining on time
stubborn to move
I REFUUUSE!

breath in breathe out
breath clings to the deep
midwife shouts
pushshshshshsh

my head crowns
body bound
won't let go
not yet

green fluids fill my lungs
stealing the vowels off
my tongue
breath of life
my first fight
grandstanding and
demanding
I SCREAM!

silence shatters
midwife chatters
my mom and dad
sigh in relief

doctors repair
third degree tears
sealing in an emptiness
my delivery has made
needle in needle out

I see her through my
transparent box
wrapped up like
a tubular sock

her grace an unfamiliar face
takes my breath away. Awkwardly,
she descends from her bed
hospital high
a
torturous
tread


pain reigns
I sense it in the
s l o w n e s s
of her step.

I make amends
our shared space erased
me and mom have just begun
my mouth to her ear
she hears,
a river

I breathe in and out
a handful of vowels float
on the afternoon rays of
my birth day
from thunder to dusk
day in day out



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 of high tech generations / I am the last leaf / Clinging desperately onto…
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
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…
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
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…

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