|Reviewed by Kenny Moon
|Oh, great ode to tea, the amber gold that still holds its own against the coffee community (so many communities!) This poem whets my whistle as I am the typical tea-drinking Briton (with a drop of the Irish!) Is Irish tea like an Irish coffee? Mmm!|
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|I love my tea, but never have I explored the depths of meaning as you have presented in this magnificent poem. I need to keep a copy of this to read while I enjoy my next savory cup.
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|wow...nice, refreshing,wonderful tea song...loved it.:)neerja|
|Reviewed by Z McClure
|"Cast all your care upon the Lord, for He careth for you..."
I love the symbolism and gentleness of this poem. If it were a melody--it would be so relaxing and reassuring.
I love reading your poems!
|Reviewed by N/A none (Reader)
|Beautiful, uplifting, courageous. I am especially moved by the phrase,'who subtly pours moments of innocence and kindness into your loving cup'. A wonderful insight into the art of living in the moment, taking sustenance from the wholeness and purity of NOW, whatever the activity. A simple ceremony becomes an act of reverence and devotion. I look forward to reading more of your work. john|
|Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi
|I very much enjoyed this poem which expresses the gist and the delicacy of an every-day ceremony which is much more than that, as we both know. This is the work of a great artist and a sensitive and intensely aware person.
Eid mubarak to you too, eventhough a bit belated.
|Reviewed by Sheri Uy
|So beautifully and meaningfully written, Rafika. Your work is always with depth and substance. Thank you for sharing that gift.
|Reviewed by Charlie
|"Who rocks the cradle rules the world" The servant, the greatest master. I keep reminding myself of that. --Charlie|
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|A romantic reminder and invitation to togetherness... A scented flower
from the garden of the caller. "Tea Ceremonies & Eventide" is beautiful and eloquently poetized.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Japanese culture intrigues me. My Daddy was stationed in northern Japan during the Korean War; he brought me a book about the culture. FASCINATING. I love how disciplined they are, how determined. And I love the longing in these lines--well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Right now? No one. Love your poetry. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,