Teapot Poem by Ken Chawkin


Teapot Poem

This teapot, a gift for you,
sat on your kitchen table.
Later, we shared it, together.
Now, it sits alone, with me.

© Ken Chawkin
Fairfield, Iowa
May 1, 2016

5 Responses to “Teapot Poem by Ken Chawkin”

  1. Margot Says:

    Love teapots – and this poem….

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Alan Waite Says:

    What a talent Ken. Keep it up for all to enjoy. As Maharishi would say.

    Liked by 1 person

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  5. Ken Chawkin Says:

    I was inspired by this quote about poetry by Chinese Song Dynasty poet and scholar, Wei T’ai. (5th Century BC):

    “Poetry presents the thing in order to convey the feeling. It should be precise about the thing and reticent about the feeling, for as soon as the mind responds and connects with the thing the feeling shows in the words; this is how poetry enters deeply into us.”

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