john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,091 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Tea - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

It was you who tutored
Me on the art of tea making;
So tender your fingers moved,
Picking the dried curled
Light, dark greenish pieces,
Sprinkling them over
The whizzing little pot,
An elegant Jing De Zhen
That stood with its
Little spout spewing
Vapors that soon invaded
Our nostrils with the
Mind refreshing,
Sweet fragrance of pricey tea.
Your every graceful step
Doing a dance in my mind and heart,
A little tryst that tells me
A lot about you like the water that
Never lies about the wonder of tea.

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  • (12/19/2005 7:06:00 AM)

    Tea strikes me as a spiritual drink, a warm drink to drink slowly and thoughtfully, you seem to understand this, thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/18/2005 10:42:00 AM)

    Your every graceful step
    Doing a dance in my mind and heart,

    ^ great lines
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 18, 2005

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