Wednesday, 27 April 2016

in a confined sweet space...

a small path around trees 
and stones

meander to

small room

a bucolic silence
easing the raging colours of the mind

and welcome

the slow 
mandala harmonies of

a humble heart

willing to share
a bowl of tea with

a stranger

Poetry form: free verse

I found two interesting websites on the life of Sen no Rikyu and the tea ceremony  HERE and HERE
One particular comment - Rikyu contributed the idea that there should be a doorway to the tea room that requires guests to bend to enter the room - a sign of humility.
From Imaginary Toads I selected:
'When you serve tea to your guests, you should simply serve tea from your heart, and think about nothing more.' 

Linking to:
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - The Way of Tea


brudberg said...

I adore the idea of a humble share of tea... very nice.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

the slow mandala harmonies of a humble heart... sigh that is so beautiful an image..!

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is so inviting, a gentle hand extended in friendship.

Rommy said...

I love the pacing of this. It reminds me of the construction of a Japanese garden, where it reveals itself bit by bit as the visitor travels through it, so that they may appreciate the beauty in the minutia all the more. Really nicely done.

De said...

The spill of this is so beautiful, like a delicate tea tipping itself into a china cup.

ellecee said...

This is lovely, your words paint a picture of a place I would love to share tea,,,so tranquil an invitation,,

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love the leisurely gentleness of this.

Susie Clevenger said...

It reads of the calming moments of sharing...beautiful

Outlawyer said...

Agree-- loving pacing and a very sweet notion. thanks. K.

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