Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tea Stands for Tuesday/Second on the Second - 5/2/17

Tea and the Second on the same day?  I couldn't miss that.  I will be without internet come Tuesday but I don't want to miss this double day with Elizabeth and the gang.  Wishing everyone a very happy Tuesday.  Here's my post from a few years ago.

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013

T stands for Tuesday - Sunflowers

Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover is hosting "T stands for Tuesday".  I thought I would be fun to add a poetry reading to the tea party.  Sip your morning cup of tea and read along with me.

hand painted individual tea set

I even have a coordinating tea spoon holder

by Mary Oliver

Come with me
into the field of sunflowers.
Their faces are burnished disks,
their dry spines

creak like ship masts,
their green leaves,
so heavy and many,
fill all day with the sticky

sugars of the sun.
Come with me
to visit the sunflowers,
they are shy

but want to be friends;
they have wonderful stories
of when they were young -
the important weather,

the wandering crows.
Don't be afraid
to ask them questions!
Their bright faces,

which follow the sun,
will listen, and all
those rows of seeds -
each one a new life!

hope for a deeper acquaintance;
each of them, though it stands
in a crowd of many,
like a separate universe,

is lonely, the long work
of turning their lives
into a celebration
is not easy. Come

and let us talk with those modest faces,
the simple garments of leaves,
the coarse roots in the earth
so uprightly burning.


  1. I love sunflowers! There are a couple of fields of them near here, and I have wild sunflowers on my patio. What a delightful treat your post is for me! Happy T Tuesday :)

  2. What a beautiful teacup, teapot and tea spoon holder! I love the sunflowers and the way the blue paint has been applied - so pretty! I enjoyed reading the poem too ☺. Happy T Day! J 😀