Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Transforming Friday with Nature's Wonders

Happy Friday Poets!

Today we have the opportunity of taking a leap into a distant land. 

If it pleases your muse, take a virtual trip to the Fields of Tea in China!

Explore the region if you like... 


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Or Delve into the leaf of tea itself...

(cc wiki Oolong tea leaves steeping in an uncovered zhong 
(type of tea cup)).

(cc wiki Gary Stevens Chinese tea utensil including three gaiwan Chinese tea utensils).

Here's a glimpse of an authentic Tea ceremony...


Or delve into different aspects from this place. 

Perhaps the Terracotta Warriors will inspire...

(cc wiki Some of the thousands of life-size Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, ca. 210 BCE
Terracotta Army detail, Xi'an, China Photo by Peter Morgan).

Or maybe China's Panda Bear...

(cc wiki A giant panda, China's most famous endangered and endemic species, at the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan. Close up of a cute baby 7-month old panda cub in the Wolong Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China. Photo by Sheila Lau).


If you choose to be inspired by this challenge 
please, write something new featuring a facet of China 
and/or the famous Tea Fields 
and please, visit other's who're linked here, too. 

Thank you!

15 comments:

Arushi Ahuja said...

I loved your prompt. I could go on and on about the mysterious Chinese and their Tea History... Ive read a little about it out of interest and its a captivating history!! thank u for the prompt Hannah!
There is no Mr. Linky available.... So heres my Link :
http://thetaleofaglobetrotter.blogspot.com/2014/06/zisha-hu.html

jo-hanna said...

Dear Hannah,
Thank you for this lovely post, with the fresh and inspiring images. A great subject to think upon during the day. Enough ideas, but will a poem emerge?

Gillena Cox said...

Ah yes, this quite a delightful prompt, it sent me to a have a cp of tea myself, now i hope my poetry muse kicks in quickly

Much love...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Thank you for another inspirational journey to one of the world's most beautiful sights, Hannah.

I'm not sure if it is just my system, but the first pic is not showing up. I tried to resize it to no avail.

jo-hanna said...
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Arushi Ahuja said...

found Mr. Linky!! Oh i cant open the first image either and the link is not working either... :)

Ella said...

Thank you, Hannah! I love tea and all its sentiment! Oolong is a favorite-off to make a cup and find inspiration-thanks again~

Hannah said...

I'm sorry that there were difficulties with images and Mr.Linky today...I'm just opening up the portal to the world today...I'll be around to read you all soon...I'm so glad that you're finding some good inspirational energy in this challenge...thank you!!

cosmos cami said...

Beautiful pictures!

Susan said...

I spent all of today learning things i did not know about Tea and China and trade. Of course, I'm not quite satisfied, but I thank you Ms. Hannah for always inspiring my thirst for adventure.

Jim said...

Sorry, Hannah, that I'm sooo late posting. Family etiquette said I was to play bridge with three other couples tonight. That lasted until midnight. Played golf today too. Can still write for you.
I really couldn't find my China pictures. I have gobs of slides and they were all where they belonged.
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wielenga said...

A friend of mine gave me a box of authentic Wu Yi tea and it is wonderful! I had started a silly little rhyme then saw the panda pic and couldn't resist... thanks :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

I woke up with the sun on my mind, and I love the place of the sun in Chinese Mythology. So thanks for the bright prompt!

Margaret said...

Late to the tea party :) Thanks for the prompt.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love your prompts, Hannah - sorry to be late to the party.