The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

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 …
Delphic Dialectic or Socratic Simplicity
A sentimental sprite of / Stravinsky's Spring Rite / Dissonant days gone by / Urged a freckled face boy to / Mischievously deploy / And capture a callow girl's eye…<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 …
A Poetry Rite
Sunsets sing dirges to days that are dying / Dusk awakens somnolent sands from their rest / Morrows impede passage to misbehaved memories / Persistent prose unearths emotions suppresse…
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…

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.


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 banks and stagnant stones / startled stars quiver and shiver nervously / l…
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 / The older ebony cleaved Abraham's sons / Great nations promised both<br…
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…
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…
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…

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