from Julian Peters’ comic book version of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot (view more)
Tea bowl with design of cranes and chrysanthemums early 18th century Ogata Kenzan , (Japanese, 1663-1743) Edo period Buff clay; white slip, iron and cobalt pigments under transparent glaze. H: 7.2 W: 10.4 D: 10.4 cm Kyoto, Freer-Sackler
Gathering tea leaves, Yamaguchi Soken 1759–1818
Bamboo Tea Scoop (Chashaku) By Sen no Rikkyu (shokoku-ji)
NATURE MORTE À LA THÉIÈRE, Georges Braque, 1941-44
the tea smoke
and the willow
How can I know the height of this piercing glacial boulder?
The rock’s pavilion reaches the sky’s borders.
I boil the night’s tea, ladling a galaxy with the big dipper—
steam circles the shadowed moon.
Hyesim (tr. Ian Haight & T’ae-Yong Ho)
image: Scholar Gazing at the Moon, Japanese print, 19th c.
SENGAI’s wooden box for tea cups.
SENGAI 仙厓 (1750-1837)