Poetry

Tea Meditation, 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, Tea Meditation, in Tea World.

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.

18 comments on “Tea Meditation, by Mark Tulin

  1. Very interesting! Sounds like tea rules the world!!

  2. Nice some new inspiration! Thanks for sharing

  3. I like that Mark!

  4. I have never heard of Tea poems.. very cool:)

  5. I just drink wiskey, so this is to Deep for me now, I´ll re read it later,

    Interesting…..the post!

  6. And now I rise to make some tea and meditate! Thank you for this Mark.

  7. I’m a lover of herbal teas but have never had any spiritual connection with the brewing of tea leaves. It seems that I’m missing something important worthy of attention.

    • Thanks for your comment, Rosaliene. For me, tea is more meditative. It seems to create an automatic mindfulness for me, especially when I’m writing.

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