May your days be merry, bright and full of tea and poetry!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
by George MacDonald
He who by a mother's love
Made the wandering world his own,
Every year comes from above,
Comes the parted to atone,
Binding Earth to the Father's throne.
Nay, thou comest every day!
No, thou never didst depart!
Never hour hast been away!
Always with us, Lord, thou art,
Binding, binding heart to heart!
* This poem is in public domain.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Duke Mansion Afternoon Tea will be held at:
The Duke Mansion
400 Hermitage Rd
Charlotte, North Carolina 28207
Kick off your holidays with southern afternoon tea and why not try a slice of poetry to go along with it?
Saturday, December 6, 2014
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart,
When the full river of feeling overflows;--
The happy days unclouded to their close;
The sudden joys that out of darkness start
As flames from ashes; swift desires that dart
Like swallows singing down each wind that blows!
White as the gleam of a receding sail,
White as a cloud that floats and fades in air,
White as the whitest lily on a stream,
These tender memories are;--a Fairy Tale
Of some enchanted land we know not where,
But lovely as a landscape in a dream.
* This poem is found in public domain.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Bread is one of the oldest prepared foods that probably developed through accidental cooking or deliberate experimentation with water and grain flour. Today we celebrate National Homemade Bread Day. Since the arctic blast is blanketing across the nation, why not snuggle up to a slice of homemade bread, a cup of your favorite flavor of tea and a nice collection of poetry. Now that's what we call comfort food on a chilly day!