Late spring memories
flood over me as I watch
day's winds now dying
the evening beach where you rowed
away, leaving me crying
- Kyogoku Tamekane (1254-1332)
Soon it will be spring. Tea tasting paraphernalia get ready to welcome the new spring teas. Unlike poet Kyogoku Tamekane sama they have no spring memories of previous years' teas.
The tea taster? Ah! That is another story. Quite another story and much like Kyogoku Tamekane sama's poetry.