Thursday, April 30, 2015

Poem in Your Pocket Day, 2015

Poem in Your Pocket Day
April 30, 2015

The first bowl washed the cobwebs from my mind —
The whole world seemed to sparkle.
A second cleansed my spirit
Like purifying showers of rain,
A third and I was one of the Immortals —
What need now for austerities
To purge our human sorrows?
Worldly people, by going in for wine,
Sadly deceive themselves.
For now I know the Way of Tea is real.
~Chio Jen


Marilyn Miller said...

I just love your poems in a pocket, including the one you read to me today.

Rosemary said...

Great poem! Will have to share it with my worldly wine drinking sister!