Momentary

Matcha's perfume wafts
from cradled porcelain bowl
tasting of springtime.
My spirit needs this moment
to remember my purpose.

A sketch of one of my newest tea bowls



This poem was created from a prompt given by me over at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Creature Comforts. Hop on to the pond to see what the rest of the toads have to say on the topic of comforts. It is also linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry 380.

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful!💕 There is something unmistakably powerful about taste and scent that gathers the soul and helps one strive towards their best!💕

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    1. The smell, the taste, and just taking the moment to immerse yourself in the act of creating and partaking as a way of centering yourself when thing seem to be piling up.

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    1. And goodness knows we could all use a little zen now and again.

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  3. I love everything about this tanka--how each word is a nudge to the senses, how every line wears different dresses, how in the end the entire piece works to remind us that without the small joys we can never appreciate living. Sip-sip-write... and-read.

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    1. And your art makes the words a feast for the eyes, too.

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    2. Thanks. The tanka form really made me consider how I wanted to represent some of my ideas. I'm glad I experimented with it.

      I'm also glad I picked up my sketch pad and pencils again.

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  4. I can understand this... so much to love with scent (though for me the best perfume smell food)

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    1. No doubt the scent of certain foods can elicit a relaxed feeling. My sister in law's place smelled wonderful last night at Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you Gillena. I'm trying to experiment with this form a bit more.

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  6. There is so much to love in life, especially when we create something for it then has a part of us in it too.

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  7. I love the sketch of the tea bowl! And I enjoyed the poem. We do need to take time to appreciate every moment, to savor the smell and the taste of tea, not to let time go by without appreciating the blessings we have in each moment of life!

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    1. And a good bowl of matcha is a lovely little blessing

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  8. There are smells and tastes that are so comforting they take us to a place of stillness and rebirth. Lovely write.

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    1. Yes, I do love my time making tea.

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  10. Ah, you've reminded us of the magic of the senses of smell and taste and their ability to transport us. Thank you!

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  11. I absolutely love how your words bring out my senses and link me to spring...I do the same when i make green tea. I really love your drawing too!

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    1. Another green tea lover! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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  12. There is so much here to linger over. A lovely post!

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  13. A perfect moment. How taste and smells arouse us.
    Anna :o]

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    1. Yes, its amazing how they can take over a person

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  14. Matcha is green tea, right? Liked the oriental feel on this one. Zen.

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    1. Yes, it is powdered green tea, the type used in Japanese tea ceremony. I've been a student of the art for years, and find the ritual aspect calming.

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  15. Love the tanka, especially "from cradled porcelain bowl
    tasting of springtime." evoking the memories that tastes bring back.

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