Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tea cup



light reflects table
wired by laptops, phones, music
cyberspace, twitterverse news sweep
the room in tidal waves
but for this corner
where
inside tea cup of
cherry and plum blooms,
hums a monk’s prayer
dwells a river
flowing with the wind  
pulsing with questions
with answers
I have yet to find   

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub:   Machine dreams
picture credit:   here



47 comments:

  1. nice...now you made me wanna sip some tea from that inside tea cup of
    cherry and plum blooms... and there are answers we only find when we turn off the Wlan and enter that peaceful place..

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    1. Thanks for the visit and lovely words Claudia ~

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  2. ahhh Grace love this cup.of tea this exactly what I want now!:)

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    1. I will take the tea cup over to your place :-)

      Have a good break Gloria ~

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  3. love the gentle voice in this...there are some things best done unplugged you know...this was like a breathe to me...though make mine coffee you know...smiles....

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    1. Here is you coffee Brian ~ Smiles ~

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  4. Lovely, sometimes we are just best to switch it all off and give ourselves some breathing space. Loved the images inside your tea cup, peace to be found there.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely words Bren ~ Here have some tea ~

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  5. Excellent piece and love 'dwells a river/flowing with the wind/
    pulsing with questions' .. how hard it is for many to find moments of peace these machie-full days

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    1. I agree with you..I struggle to find for those peaceful times ~

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  6. A good reminder of the need to take time, sip tea, breathe.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and lovely words ~

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  7. Grace,

    I absolutely love your poem. I am an avid tea drinker, who loves to think while having my cuppa:)
    A very peaceful set of words.

    Eileen

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    1. Thanks Eileen..I will join you for that tea ~

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  8. Just a nice way to take in the non online world, we all need to breathe every now and then.

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    1. I agree with you Pat ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  9. A breath of fresh air, lovely, the poem and the painting are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for visit and lovely words Anna ~

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  10. I love this Grace, I love dwells the river and the no answer ending.

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    1. I like that no answer ending ~ Thanks ~

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    1. Thanks Ayala for the visit and lovely words ~

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  12. Very nice Grace, but you do know that there's always googlesearch to help you find those answers lol I love the way you started plugged in and travelled into an unplugged setting. Great write. Thanks

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    1. Ha..ha.. Fred, if only ~ Thanks for the visit and lovely words ~

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  13. Very pretty-- cherry and plum especially. Our lives are such a dichotomy. Well done. k.

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    1. Thanks Karin for the compliments ~

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  14. Ah yes, those questions to which one cannot find answers. My questions don't have answers that can be found on Google though (thinking of Fred's comment). I liked the progression of this poem and the reflections within the teacup!

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  15. Time out with a cup of tea to ponder... yes ahhhhh!

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  16. OHHHHHHH I SO LOVE THIS.....such a nice departure from all the news...this beautiful teacup, a moment of serenity and peace....I LOVE that inside "hums a monk's prayer, dwells a river".......and the question you have yet to find......this poem made me brew a chai tea latte.......but it would taste better in your cup!!!!!

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  17. luv the contrast, and the beauty of ur voice decribing the teacup and what it symbolises.

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  18. I'd like to spend some quality time in that teacup.

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  19. great contrast between searching for the answers using technology when really all we usually have to do is be still, pray, and wait a little bit.

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  20. Ooh, I like this:

    "inside tea cup of
    cherry and plum blooms"

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  21. I love the escape! This is how I feel when the news over powers me. I disconnect and want the warmth and quiet stirrings of time out. Maybe I should say tea out ;D
    Great job!

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  22. I sipped in every bit of this. It's beautiful.

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  23. "dwells a river
    flowing with the wind
    pulsing with questions"

    Invariably the still of day runs as the river flows leaving questions unanswered. Great write, Grace!


    Hank

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  24. Yes Grace, for me, this is my cup of tea.
    This is different than what I've read of yours but please keep
    surprising me/us.

    Gracias, mi amiga

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  25. this piece is so sweet to read and so light..it gave me a smile on my face..visiting you Ms.Grace ;)

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  26. the monk's prayer and the relaxing tea sure contrast from the crazy stressful tech

    Sonnet 40

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  27. Always so beautiful, your wonderful poet's sensibility responds so the prompt in an unexpected way, showing us a way out of the sensory overload. Important to remember sources of alternative answers in a world that supposedly promises to give us all the answers. I like this opposition that you craft so subtly and artistically.

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  28. Oh, Grace!! I love the contrast from the beginning as opposed to the second half of this poem. Confusion and transcendence. Very well written!

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  29. it's interesting but tea cups always sing me songs and tell me stories too....

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