PRETTY ~ We enjoyed this poetry tea during lunch time. We had bacon, cheese, celery, carrots, apples, french fries, grain-free Blondies, chocolate chips and gluten-free vanilla wafers. We also had three kinds of tea! We used tiny tea cups so the kids could have many cups of tea.
HAPPY ~ What a happy time we had together sharing tea, conversation and poems.
FUNNY ~ My funny boy loved performing for us. He is such a funny character.
REAL ~ I love filling my children with a "moral diet". I try to do this in every activity I do with them. A poetry tea is a perfect time to read them lovely little moral poems. This year I am using an Anthology of poems published by Child Craft in 1949. I love the illustrations and messages in the poems.
WHEN YOUNG MELISSA SWEEPS
an excerpt by Nancy Byrd
When young Melissa sweeps a room
I vow she dances with the broom!
She curtsies in a corner brightly
And leads her partner forth politely.
Then up and down in jigs and reels
With gold dust flying at their heels,
They caper. With a whirl or two
They make the wainscot shine like new!
THE UMBRELLA BRIGADE
an excerpt by Laura E. Richard
Such a plashing! Such a dashing!
Will it e'er be dry again?
Down the gutter rolls a flood,
And the crossings deep in mud;
And the puddles! oh, the puddles
Are a sight to stir one's blood!