The Art of Tea and Poetry

The Art of Tea and Poetry

Spices of Rhyme and Thyme 2


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As an artist you must embark on a journey through the histories and theories, religions and traditions of your art. You must acquaint yourself with the masters and their masterpieces, their oeuvre, as well as, their studies and notebooks. They are your teachers and mentors.

Masters of the past are the foundation stone of any great artist. It is from their lessons and legacy that we, ourselves, can achieve greatness and become masters of our craft.

The Writing Room is a living room of write and insight. Master poets of the past will be invited to share their wisdom with us, as well as, poets of the present - some well-known and others who should be known.

Leonardo da Vinci once wrote: Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.

We are all painters of poetry. Our canvas is the page and our palette is the stage; where we mix tints and tones, hues and unknowns.

As a painter learns the elemental composition of color, the interaction of color with color, texture and temper; the poet must learn the elemental composition and definition of words. He must learn how words mingle and single and their chameleon color and camouflage characteristics in the various environments of concepts, context and juxtapositions.

As a painter must be master of line and color. The poet must be master of line and words.


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