Hospitali-tea

the host invites a guest into her home
house beckons garden to enter also
……trees gently whisper at the suggestion of a breeze
………and birds call out in salutation to the sun

wood crackles at the fire’s invocation
water bubbles and steams within the kettle’s embrace
……the teapot welcomes leaves
………and patiently awaits heated water

a white teacup encircles pale amber liquid
generously inviting hands to be warmed

fingers embrace the fragile cup
lungs envelop fragrant mist
mouth delights in Spring’s sweet gift
and mind encounters stillness

………the host
…………invites a guest
……………into her home

Curiosi-tea: the book

..©AMNorman 2007.

Dedicated to Chi Kwang Sunim, who patiently taught me about the spiritual and practical nature of tea within the Buddhist monastic community in Korea.
Published in Camellia Cha’s book Curiosi-tea by Absurd Publications 2009.

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About anne norman

musician, shakuhachi player, author, poet, tea lover...
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