a small path around trees
a bucolic silence
easing the raging colours of the mind
mandala harmonies of
a humble heart
willing to share
a bowl of tea with
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.'
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - The Way of Tea