the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

sit with me

and let’s talk (about anything)
i’ll make you some tea.

kombucha or kukicha?

“The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly.”

~lu yu

(photo: Elliott Erwitt, Felix, Gladys and Rover (New York, 1976).)


i know this about him


In the undergrowth
There dwells the Bloath
Who feeds upon poets and tea.
Luckily I know this about him,
While he knows almost nothing of me

(james jowers photo: here)