Oh how I love tea! Let me sing to you of its virtues!
When I was last at Highlights in October 2018, I found this book, “Tea Party Today: Poems to Sip and Savor” on the shelf in my cabin. I was delighted but had NO time to actually read it. I made a mental note to track it down and … as often happens with mental notes, I forgot all about it. But then I found it this year as I was preparing for my April poetry blogs and I was tickled pink.
As this is an older book (published in 1999), I’m going to cheat. I’m going to break the “only one” rule and share TWO poems (because I couldn’t decide between them!). Why does it matter that it’s an older book? It doesn’t. But I figure it could use the extra publicity.
This is a delightful collection of poems written by Eileen Spinelli about all sorts of possible tea parties (each page even includes a fun tip kids could use to make a tea party 10 times more fun!–perfect for a Boyds Mills Press publication, right?). The illustrations by Karen Dugan are delightful. There were many poems I loved in this collection (I mean, I loved the WHOLE book), but I winnowed down the poems to TWO that I will share today.
The first poem is SO very me in every tea shop I’ve ever encountered. My husband can attest to this.
The second poem I picked had to do with TWO of my passions: tea and the ocean. My blog is called “Of Tea and Mermaids” so HOW could I resist? Here it is:
And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!