Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tea and Poetry

A nice picture I took and thought I would add to the post.
Anyone who reads this blog regularly (I am not sure if anyone does...), ought to know that I like writing poetry, they also ought to know that I like to write poetry about tea. To me, writing and tea just go naturally together. Tea keeps you focused and awake while you write. Poetry and tea go together even better, probably because tea is so poetic. Somehow; however it happens, a quarter of my poems seem to be about the same thing this blog is about...tea.  I think that turning the words that describe the taste in a tea into a poem is such a fun challenge. I makes me look at the tea differently, and at words differently. It makes the tea seem like a story, a story unlike any other. A story you can drink. And when you look for the poetry in a tea, you find so much, the symmetry and rythmn of the flavors and colors of the tea all seem to go together so beautifully that it seems as if you were drinking a poem. It makes you look at words and writing differently because you can suddenly drink a poem, and drink words.

The words of a tea
hidden so deep
when uncovered by me
a treasure they seem

A treasure to drink
a treasure to write
the words the link
to a story untold

Yet I tell it in poetry
though the silence unwritten
tells the greater story
of the people who grew

Those farmers who toiled
who tended and cared
let the tea grow unsoiled
and harvested with care

Who took the leaf raw
and for hours worked hard
to get out any flaw
and end up with a perfect tea

I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know if there are any people who read this blog regularly!

P.S. I just started a blog that is exclusively for my photography. Here is the link:

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