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.
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
THE SUNFLOWERS 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.