According to Janet, a good time
To have tea is right after the post.
Sitting in Solitude nonchalantly perusing
Letters and catalogues is a delight.
To others the whole pastime may sound boring,
Dull or desperate, but surprisingly enough,
It is wonderfully satisfying.
As always, presentation counts.
Even when in the company of one’s self,
Making the right impression is crucial.
One must have china and crystal,
Not porcelain and pottery.
It is quietness, order, beauty and taste
Which brings moments of appreciated peace.
It is not the multitude’s idea of a special tea.
Some do not know, nor
Could they possibly conceive of
How joyful it is to sit and revel
In the small masterpieces
Of the daily mail, solitude and tea.
Recording of A Favourite Teatime
PS. The poem, A Favourite Teatime, can be found in my book, Musings With a Cuppa-The Poetry of Tea. The paperback edition book can be found at www.EarleneGrey.com