September Tea ’23


From Gerow

Drinking tea/The shifting of the season’s light/ Illumines this double autumn.

From Siddiq

Approaching the gate / What can I look forward to? /  Never mind those thoughts!


From Deborah

Summer to Autumn in 24 hours here; joining friends for tea;  such joy, peace and calmness!  More focus on making tea; different library this month.  Thanks so much!


From Susan 

Listening to water – the moon on the water forms a path  I bow.
A coco palm bows in the last of the sun.


From Lesley

i am falling into spring…shedding winter’s bitter leaves…sap rises, but sluggishly…waiting for cherry blossoms


From Gerow

As autumn shuffles in/ Nudging us to shed our leaves/ We sigh—aggrieved/ Yet also relieved


From Jean

Sharp morning light, cold air sloshing through an open window above my pillow, Autumn is sweeping away the fog of summer heat and announcing itself, the season of clarity.


From Karen

it’s not a haiku but…Tea and life, life and tea-entwined we enter-this double season of autumn


From Kathy

by Bashô “The harvest moon!  Around the pond I wandered all night long.”


From John

A season of transition…a new beginning and promise of more tea with friends…how that warms my heart


From Kay

Waiting, anticipating/Winter’s bowl, Spring’s blossom/Summer’s cool sounds of water/Content for now holding Autumn’s harvest/Now you: Sit, whisk, give thanks, drink.


From Siddiq

What have I to fear / behind the unknown gateway? / Welcome the Unknown!


From Anne

Full brilliant moon/the horizon is overwhelmed/we are astonished

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