tanka – the gift (a poem for “Ruby”)

disc of pu-erh tea
made   pressed with care  skill    with love
sent by Ruì Yáo
teaching school in far Yunnan
sharing friendship with Jiàoshòu

*    *   *

© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

Note:  Jiàoshòu [ 教授 ] means professor, a sobriquet given me by Ruì Yáo – also known by her chosen English name, Ruby – and her friend, Xìng.

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