listen

Listen

Welcome, Friend
Sit
Would you like a cup of tea?

Thank you
Some tea would be most welcome

And so the host poured tea
for the visitor
and himself
And then they sat in silence
for a while

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What brings you to my home, Friend?

The sound of tea

You could hear the tea from gate?

No,
but I could hear the kettle sing
and I imagined that some tea might get brewed
I enjoy listening to tea
as it flows
from teapot to cup
and when it rests

I enjoy the taste of tea
as it passes over my tongue,
its fragrance,
its hues and texture
And now,
thanks to you,
I will enjoy the sound of tea
as it flows
and as it rests

The host poured more tea
into the cups
slowly

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Some friends are coming over soon
to make music
Do you play
an instrument?

No,
but I listen beautifully

A dying art

I give my full attention
to the moment
in which I am

Excellent
You are welcome to stay
and listen

The host poured more tea
into the cups
as the musicians began
to arrive

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Inspired by cookies and tea,
the musicians improvised
for about an hour,
sending out waves of sound,
playing softly and loudly,
quickly and slowly,
and the listener sat
attentively

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Thank you
for the music

Thank you, Friend,
for listening so well
Another cup of tea?

One for the road
would be much appreciated

And so the host poured more tea
and everyone listened
to the tea
for a while

♫ ♫ ♫