Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Litera-Tea and Sharing a Little Poetry

The Tea Party

I had a little tea party
This afternoon at three.
'Twas very small-
Three guest in all-
Just I, myself and me.

Myself ate all the sandwiches,
While I drank up the tea;
'Twas also I who ate the pie
And passed the cake to me.

~Jessica Nelson North

I was going to call it "quits" with this little poem. It's been one of my favorites for a long time! And, sometimes the best celebration with a cup of tea is one you give yourself. :-)

But, then again, when you've got news to share, questions to ask, and/or a desire to be with friends, how nice it is to share a cup of tea during your get-together time.

This is a poem I found today, while doing a Google-Search for a good "tea poem." I really liked this one and thought maybe you would, too. Enjoy.


I've never made a fortune
And it's prob'ly too late now;
But I don't worry 'bout that much,
I'm happy anyhow!

And as I go along life's way
Reapin' better than I sowed.
I'm drinkin' from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed!

Haven't got a lot of riches,
And sometimes the going's tough;
But I've got loving ones around me,
And that makes me rich enough!

I thank God for His blessings
And the mercies He's bestowed.
I'm drinkin' from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed!

I 'member times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin;
But all at once the dark clouds broke
And light peeped through again.

So, Lord, help me not to gripe
About tough rows I've hoed.
I'm drinkin' from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed!

If God gives me strength and courage
When the way grows steep and rough,
I'll not ask for other blessings;
I'm already blessed enough!

May I never be too busy
To help others bear their loads.
I'll keep drinkin' from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed!

Author: © Jimmy Dean

Monday, March 24, 2008

Tea-time With A Friend

"May I Pour You a Cup of Tea?" she offered as she set my teacup in front of me. Smiling as she held the matching teapot, ready to pour.

"Thank you," I replied. "This is such a nice idea. I really appreciate the effort you've made."

"Oh, my goodness. This is a pleasure. I've been wanting to visit for some time," she said.

I looked beyond my tea cup, now brimming with hot chamomile tea, at my beautiful amaryllis. It had opened all four blossoms yesterday. It seems a very hopeful sight at a time where I could certainly use it.

She caught my glance and noticed my amaryllis. "Oh, my. What a beauty. I've never seen such a tall amaryllis. And those blossoms... they're very unusual, aren't they? Have you had this plant long?"

I laughed. "I've been pretty amazed at it, too. I put it outdoors last Summer. It must have stored a lot of extra energy."

She smiled at me and asked, "Now, how are you doing?"

I paused. "I'm feeling very weak. And my hips hurt. I'm getting tired of lying around. I wish I could feel normal, again."

"I'm sure you do," she said. "How can I help you?"

"You are helping right now," I said. "I love that you're here. You're sharing yourself and your time... and your tea. I can offer my house, but You are offering your hospitali-tea. Thank you."

This is based on a true story. People, situations, and story reversed, changed and simulated. :-)

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