yunomi, a ceramic cup with no handles

I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by writing and reading poetry, every day.
My goal is to write a poem a day for each day of the month of April.

For writing inspiration, I decided to write from a list I made last month of 30 things that make me happy. One each day of the month. Today, day four: yunomi, a ceramic cup with no handles

My love of handless tea cups is connected to the love warming my often cold hands, but also because of its aesthetic. The shape makes me happy. I am drawn to them. Read more about the history and art of yunomi here.

born of clay and potter’s hands, irregular at times
passed from Chinese tradition, the tea is
steeped in boiling water and
cooled, so when
held at top and bottom it
reveals the perfect cup of tea

day 4, national poetry month, 2021

2 thoughts on “yunomi, a ceramic cup with no handles

  1. Your warm drink nestled in a cup you hold in both hands is like a caress or a hug or a dream of more warmth. Adds a little light to your sipping. Like your poem it is the perfect cup of tea.

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