Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Afternoon Tea ~

Sleet spins down in an endless way
slivers of cold, a bleak-filled day
Wood burns with a crackling spark 
curtains drawn against the dark.

Tea by the fire _ fresh-baked bread 

marmalade - honey _ jam to spread 
orange cake with a sugar-rum glaze 
muffins _ buttery scones on a tray.

English porcelain _ antique spoons 

leaf-shaped cookies _ macaroons 
the fire burns to a soft warm glow 
sleet spins quietly into snow.

(Tea, anyone?  ... all are welcome!)


(photo is from Google.) 



39 comments:

  1. Margie, this photo goes so well with your lovely poem. And yes, a cup of tea would be great. I love tea. :) Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Hi Linda , it would be lovely to have you for tea!
      Thanks for calling my poem lovely, that was quite lovely of you! xx

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  2. You describe a comfortable and comforting domestic scene. I can feel its cheerful warmth from here.

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    1. Geo, how nice to know you sensed cheerful warmth as this is what I wanted to portray!
      Thanks for that ... I am smiling :o)

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    1. Vandana
      Tea time is wonderful ... my invitation stands ,,
      It might be a bit far for you though ... LOL

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  4. I love my afternoon tea, a nice cup of tea with cookies is a lovely combo, Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem about tea :)

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    1. Hi Aunt Mary
      I too love tea in the afternoon with a few cookies ...so nice!
      It was my pleasure to share and thank you for the kind words!

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  5. A lovely poem. Would love to sit down to have tea with you! Miss those days.

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    1. Hi Anne
      Miss those days too!
      Thanks for the nice comment, you made me smile :o)

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  6. Hi Margie .. very English ... but I don't often have them as the picture shows .. but a lovely descriptive poem describes the occasional winter tea- time ... roaring fire, and good old fruit cake, on special days the other things you describe .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary
      I love tea time and am planning one very soon for my daughter and I ..
      Always so nice to see you here ...cheers ..be well and take care ...

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  7. Tea? Yes, please! And is that cheesecake I see? :)

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    1. Martha , oh, I knew you would post the cheesecake, your favorite, right?
      Tea is on , come on by ...smiles ...

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  8. Darn it lost my comment,no matter i don't drink Tea unless it's ginger love everything ginger, but yes I'm joining you and all your friends and mine and boy we'll eat, gossip, eat, talk, eat, laugh this is wonderful my sweet, sweet you xo xo

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    1. Lorraine , what? You lost your comment!
      Blogger must be acting up again, huh?
      Glad you came by again to leave another one!

      I know you don't drink tea but you are missing out as there are so many tasty teas ... I have tried so many and love tea!

      LOL at we will gossip. eat, laugh ...but no gossiping is allowed at my tea parties ...ha ha but we shall truly laugh and smile and eat the yummy cookies I have made :o)

      xo xo

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  9. oh yes please :) love tea and muffins :) great poem dear Margie. big hugs

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    1. Hi summer
      I love tea and muffins, too!
      Thanks for the kind words on my poem
      Hugs

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  10. Oh YES PLEASE!! lol
    Such a beautiful poem, dear friend...wonderful rhythm and those evocative words are truly making my mouth water...:)

    Big Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Ygraine,
      Are you on your way?
      Hurry, hurry ...LOL
      Tea is ready and I have a lovely assortment of cakes and cookies!

      I really appreciate your sweet comment!
      Thank you dear!

      Big Hugs back xo xo

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  11. Mmmm...sounds and looks so good! You paint beautiful imagery with your words. Last night it was sleeting/icing on our way home, and today everything is again snow-covered, so the poem is perfect for the day.

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    1. Hi Bethany
      I am happy to know you found my poem perfect for 'your day'
      Your kind comment made me a joy in my heart! ...thank you!

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  12. Yummy!!! My dear, Margie...your poem had my mouth watering and I could feel the warmth from the fire and the snuggy, comfortable feeling of being behind closed drapes...beautiful writing as always my talented friend~

    Hugs & Love
    xoxoxo

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    1. Hello Jan.
      I very often love to have tea in the afternoon and use my English bone china tea cups as it makes the taste so much better!
      And of-course I need have a cookie or two ... yum!

      You felt all I wanted you to feel from the poem ...how wonderful ...

      Your lovely comment brought a smile ...thank you!

      Hugs & Love back xo xo

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  13. Mmm, your tea poem fills me with wanting! Such beautiful words. What a wonderful and inviting poem... What you said about Rose and my bunny painting is so sweet! It just made my day, thank you!

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    1. Hi dear Lisa
      I am so happy that my comment about Rose made your day!
      She so loved your bunny painting!

      Your sweet words here about my poem mean so much and I truly thank you!

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  14. This poem sounds so inviting - i just love it so much!

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    1. Hello Sandy
      I loved that you loved my poem ... thanks so much for saying that!

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  15. Margie: This is a terrific invitation to new friends and I enjoyed this very much!

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    1. Hi Michael
      So glad you enjoyed ... thanks so much!

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  16. I love the trappings of afternoon tea. It's so lovely and elegant. Love the photo!

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    1. Melissa
      I too love afternoon teas .. and have been to many and have prepared some of my own ...

      The photo just seemed to go so well with my poem ...

      Thanks for dropping by ...

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  17. Beautiful!

    I am following you on gfc, would you like to follow me back so we can stay in touch?

    MY PETITE CORNER

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  18. Another lovely poem Margie. I can just picture it. hugs

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  19. Hmm, tea by the fire! I can smell the fresh bread! and the marmalade, to die for,
    very welcoming and cozy, so lovely, lovely Margie :)

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  20. I would love some tea. Margie you painted the perfect picture with your words on this one. So nice!

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