Poetry

Sprouted Oolong by Mark Tulin

“Tea Poems have been written since we have been drinking tea. In classical Chinese literature, a vast body of work includes many poems dedicated to tea. You will be surprised to know that there are more than forty-eight thousand surviving poems written by twenty thousand poets from the Tang dynasty alone. Tea and poetry have an inextricable link. In Japan, the poet Issa, an 18th-19th-century Japanese poet from the village of Kashiwabara in the mountains of Japan’s Shinano Province wrote many tea haiku. Similarly, you can find many modern poets across the world whose subject is tea.”   

              —Tea World -an initiative of KKHSOU

Read my poem, Sprouted Oolong: teaworld.kkhsou.in/poems_details.php

Freelance writer, poet, yogi and photographer from Santa Barbara, California. I write and take pictures about a variety of topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia, to my years as a family therapist, and finally to my soul-searching years in California. The things that move me may have a humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry, pictures and stories resonate with you.

4 comments on “Sprouted Oolong by Mark Tulin

  1. I had no idea there is a whole body of poems dedicated to tea! I enjoyed yours. It captured perfectly the first few moments of taking in its fragrance, anticipating that first sip.

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