Poetry Teatime: bring out the China!


Our first Brave Writer tea ended up late in the evening. We enjoyed lemon tea, cookies and fruit as well as a lot of Shel Silverstein’s poems. Both kids and I read aloud and we talked. Thanks for reminding me to bring out the bone China…..


April and May bring lots of rain so here are some rainy day poems you might share with your kids:


The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.

– Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895).
Scottish essayist, novelist and poet

Rain In Summer

How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!
How it clatters along the roofs
Like the tramp of hoofs!
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the overflowing spout!
Across the window-pane
It pours and pours;
And swift and wide,
With a muddy tide,
Like a river down the gutter roars
The rain, the welcome rain!

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Rain Poem

The rain was like a little mouse,
Quiet, small, and gray,
It pattered all around the house
And then it went away.
It did not come, I understand,
Indoors at all, until,
It found an open window and
Left tracks across the sill.

– Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986)

Set the table for tea – and bring out the bone China, as Heather recommends!

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