Thursday, April 29, 2010

Poem In Your Pocket Day

Here's my poem for today. 
I have 6 copies to give away! 
Oh, what fun to read and say,
"Today is Poem in Your Pocket day!"

There is this tea
I have sometimes,
Pan Long Ying Hao,
so tightly curled
it looks like tiny roots
gnarled, a greenish-gray.
When it steeps, it opens
the way you woke this morning,
stretching, your hands behind
your head, back arched,
toes pointing, a smile steeped
in ceremony, a celebration,
the reaching of your arms.

"Green Tea" by Dale Ritterbusch, from Far From the Temple of Heaven.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's mine, a shortie Chris and I fell in love with long ago as we were first falling in love....

DO NOT DIE

In each world they may put us
farther apart
do not die
as this world is made I might
live forever

W.S. Merwin

MKP

Steph said...

:) Very nice, MKP!

Marilyn said...

Love the poem.

Here is a haika from Haiku for Tea lovers:

indoors or outside,
tea parties can always use
a garden setting