Footnote: Autumn, 1981, With Oolong Tea

[after Tada Chimako's poem, "The Hot Water In"]


I love oolong's taste---
the flavor (and scent) of leaves

fallen in autumn:
since she left me, all time seems

like autumn, with winter near.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

I remember my first taste of Oolong Tea, in early Autumn, 1981.  Autumn in southwestern Ohio is very fragrant; and it primary scent, of fallen leaves, seems to me to be the very flavor, with each and every sip, of Oolong Tea.

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