Tea for Two

'Ten Poems About Tea' by Sophie Dahl, caught my attention yesterday as I scrolled through my twitter feed.  I can't really explain it but I thought, -Sophie Dahl can write 'Ten Poems' and have it published?  Fabulous, I could do that too! Right?  Okay, less of the guffawing laughter please.  I realise who she is, in fact she's a favourite of mine, statuesque, voluptuous and practically Amazonian standing beside her man.  My point is, I would love to write ten poems about tea, or something whimsical like, er, -tea...and have that published.  So, I tossed up a few ideas about my favourite passions in life, things I could easily whip up some whimsical pose on.  Here's what I came up with, and please don't judge me, -I'm just a lady trying to write funny love stories, ahem.

I could write Ten Poems About...

1.  Martinis.  Shaken, stirred and very persuasive.
2.  Champagne.  Bubbles all the way please!
3.  Shoes.  This of course, would require at least a trilogy.
4.  Hearts.  Everyone has one, sometimes it sings, other times it bleeds.  I love my hearts!
5. Afternoon Tea.  Yes, indeed.  An Ode to the Humble Cucumber Sandwich, and a few Sonnets for Scrumptious Scones. 
6.  Children's Laughter.  There is nothing like it, the carefree sound of innocence.
7.  Winter Snow, Summer Sun.  The seasons, always changing, always inspiring.
8.  Death.  Inevitable.  Eventually the heart stops.
9.  Angels.  Yes, there are Angels amongst us...and they don't all have wings.
10.   My Mother.  Storyteller of my life, she still inspires me.

How about you?  Any passions that you could compose a Poem for?

A/N:  On closer study of Sophie's book, I've found that she didn't actually write the 'Ten Poems'...just the Introduction.  Which, makes me think... I could definitely do that.  
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, mine was spent relaxing mostly, antiquing, lunching, and writing. 
Have a lovely week!


  1. You are too funny! Of course you could write ten poems about tea!

  2. Hi Colette, thank you! * winks* I shall start crafting right away! ;-)

  3. Hmm, you could most definitely get a trilogy out of shoes!

  4. Shoes...definately shoes. All women would buy this one for sure!

  5. Tara, thanks! A trilogy and several volumes, coming right up!

    Sylvia, ha! Excellent, I quite agree. And, I have just the collection of shoes to photograph for each poem. We could be sometime... ;-)

  6. I could probably write ten poems about my obsession with books! :-)

  7. Great list. My own list might include dogs, odd occurrences, and love.

  8. Well in the past when I thought I was a poet I wrote about the ocean, stars, the moon and...loooooove!

  9. Hahaha! I love it. I could doooo...10 poems about cats or driving annoyances.

  10. Melissa, that would be very apt! ;-)

    Carol, I would love to hear a poem to dogs. My hound amuses me no end. ;-)

    Bish, ooh, I love your list! Definitely the ocean...that one calls to me.

    Colene, driving annoyances? I gotta hear that one! Would there be 'bleeps' through out? ;-)

  11. I love your list!

    I could write ten poems about the weather. Easily. Especially since it snowed yet again.

  12. I'm not a poet, but I love your list. I hope you pursue the writing. Sounds like you'd have fun with it.


  13. I could write ten poems about coffee, definitely. And yes, shoes would definitely require a trilogy.

  14. You have some great ideas going. I actually have an idea for a more quirky anthology, but I have to sit down and do some research.

    Yes, for poetry.


  15. Golden Eagle, a dusting of snow is all it takes to change the landscape and make me sigh. ;-)

    Meredith, coffee! Absolutely. And shoes, are definitely up there!

    Misha, thanks! Quirky anthology? Sounds very intriguing. ;-)

  16. Donna, thanks! It's definitely on my growing list of writing projects!

  17. Love this! I love poetry as well, but for some reason once you start writing a novel you forget about writing poetry for awhile. I could write a thousand poems about writing, strangely enough. :)

  18. I vote for shoes! I'm not really a 'shoe woman', but I envy those who are.

    India Drummond

  19. Talei, If you were to look through your posts I think you would find that you have a book in the making. Thoughts about writing from an unpublished author. Of course after it is published you will not be able to use that handle again.

  20. Missing microfiction?

    I'm hosting a new microfiction meme.
    Succinctly Yours
    begins on Monday, March 28th. Check out the link for the photo and optional word.
    Hope you'll join in.

  21. Nutschell, strangely, I've rediscovered my love of poetry since writing again. Have always love it though, but not written anything that made sense, except to me. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for popping by. ;-)

    India, what's that? Not a shoe woman?! Quick the smelling salts someone. ;-) Don't worry I've enough shoes to cover for anyone without a shoe fetish. *simples*

    Mya, you are too kind! Thank you dear lady! I'm working on it, don't worry about that. ;-)

    Grandma's Goulash, welcome. I shall check yours out post-haste. Thank you for finding me. ;-)


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