My friend Cliff just alerted me of the existence of a website called Poetry Chaikhana – Sacred Poetry from Around the World: Sufi Poetry, Zen Poetry, Hindu Poetry, Buddhist Poetry, Christian Poetry, Yoga Poetry. Basically it’s a resource for a wide selection of mystical poetry from around the globe. Currently there’s a poem by William Blake on their home page. Needless to say, that warmed my heart.
What is a Chaikhana?
A chaikhana is a teahouse along the legendary Silk Road pilgrimage and trading route linking China to the Middle East and Europe. It is a place of rest along the journey, a place to shake off the dust of the road, to sip tea, and to gather together to sing songs of the Divine…
— From the Poetry Chaikhana Website