Post Series: The Tea Series: Poem: No sound, or movement or company

Starting with today’s post, the next series of posts on M. Sakran’s blog of and about poetry and poetry related things, will be a post series about tea: The Tea Series.  Two exceptions to The Tea Series will be the post on Friday, September 19th and the post on Monday September 22nd.  Friday’s post will be a special post commemorating a milestone, and Monday’s post will feature a poem from M. Sakran’s collection of poetry entitled First Try.

This is the second post series on this blog.  The first was the recent Orange Series which ended last week.  The Tea Series will have six posts (including this one), and will include: a poem (below), an experimental poetry form, a poetry topic idea, an artwork to inspire poetry, a poem with an explanation and a photograph to inspire poetry.  The posts will appear today, on the 17th, on the 18th, and on the 23rd through the 25th.

Here is the first item in the series:

No sound, or movement or company

On the porch,
as the rain fell,
and steam rose from the cup,
at eight in the morning,
looking outside,
at the empty yard,
there was no sound,
or movement,
or company.

Sitting in the chair,
taking a sip,
as the dog slept,
in his house,
there was no sound,
or movement,
or company.

After four days,
of driving,
of calling,
of asking,
of disappointment,
sitting in the chair,
as the rain fell,
taking a sip,
there was no sound,
or movement,
or company.

There was one dog,
in his house,
as tea was sipped,
on the porch,
in the rain.

But there in the yard,
where there had been,
there was no sound,
or movement,
or company.

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