Sunday, August 13, 2017

Tea Leaves

Photo credit - Truedessa

Japanese tea house
sanctuary for the soul
translating warm leaves
splashes of a summer day
sipping exotic moments
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walking winding cliffs
dragonflies resting,  green leaves
enlightenment found
bird-songs,  mystical waters
breathtaking visions

sharing with Poets United
This is a Japanese Tea House
found on the Cliffwalk in Newport RI



56 comments:

  1. I love the peaceful image of the Japanese tea house....sipping exotic moments. Lovely writing here, Truedessa.

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    1. Thanks Mary, I think we need a bit of peace today!

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  2. Can show and relax as the leaves spread out and show the way.

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  3. Hi Truedessa - I imagine a Japanese tea ceremony would be amazing ... I love their gentleness in life ... your poem showing us enlightenment - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank Hilary, Cheers to you as well

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  4. I sipped some exotic moments too. Lovely.

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  5. Lovely poem for these troubled times. Thanks

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  6. splashes or a summer's day... i remember walking as far as the tea house..didn't go in though!!!

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    1. Have you been on the Cliff Thotpurge?

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  7. Such a lovely write!❤️ Love the images of the dragonflies resting and mystical waters!❤️

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    1. Thank you Sanaa - Even dragonflies need to rest :)

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  8. Very musical lines, True. Loved them.

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  9. A picture of contented peace painted with words. Loved it.

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    1. Thanks Julian! It did bring peace as I took in the view.

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  10. Makes me want to drink tea, a really delightful piece in every sense.

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    1. Thank you, drink slowly take in the magic...

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  11. Makes me want to reach fro a cup of green tea and wander about in nature....blissful reading your words!

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    1. Thank you Donna, I am sure you would find much in nature to speak to your heart.

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  12. Your words impart serenity and a sense of calm, just as does the tea house.

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    1. Thank you, inner peace is soothing just like a cup of tea.

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  13. Wow I've always wanted to visit one of those!

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  14. A gorgeous poem describing a wonderful "sanctuary for the soul". Loved this, my friend.

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  15. Emeralds stretch and reach
    Below red and gold above
    Born of silent sands and stone
    Of the olive branch and the dove

    A sweet taste
    Sometimes sour or thick
    A harmonious hum rises to the sky
    In a home of stone and stick

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    1. That's very beautiful, thanks for sharing..

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    2. Don't often do poems, but wanted to play with the imagery you gave me. :)

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    3. Robert,

      I am so glad you decided to play along.

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  16. Took My Breath Away...
    ZQ

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    1. Thanks ZQ, inhale..exhale...

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  17. I needed those peaceful images today. Thank you, Truedessa.

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    1. Sarah,

      Glad I could give you a bit of peace.

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  18. I haven't been in a tea house, but if I were to go, I'd def. appreciate a Japanese Tea House the most. The writing is lovely, and so is the pic. RI is a state we hope to visit next summer.

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    1. If you go be sure to visit Newport and Providence. The harbor is beautiful with all the sailboats.

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  19. This reminds me of how years ago on one of my visits to Japan, I was taught the Tea Ceremony. Very peaceful and lovely, esp. the wabi sabi aspect of it. I love the dragonflies resting on the water..

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    1. Toni, I am sure that must have been an amazing experience for you. Thank you for the visit.

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  20. I love the serenity in this piece.

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    1. May a piece of serenity stay with you always!

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  21. What a tightly woven poem - I was really transported there

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  22. Thank you for this wonderful visit to a tea house though the doors of words

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    1. You are most welcome Martin!

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  23. A sublime piece - imbued with a lovely ethereal quality - delicately sketched.

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    1. Thank you Wendy for another lovely comment!

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  24. Evocative indeed, of all those things.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary for reading!

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  25. In troubled times we need to see and think of beautiful things that confirms the value of a happy and peaceful life

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  26. Reminiscent of a tea ceremony with that wonderful gentle peace of eastern spirituality.

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    1. Tea for the spirit..I'll drink a cup :)

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  27. All of this in a simple tea house---amazing!

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    1. Thank you! Simplicity can be very beautiful!

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