I invite you magnanimously
to please be my guest for tea
at a room with high standards of taste
where the hostess remembers my face
and greets me by name at the door
and recalls what I’ve ordered before
and inquires kindly after my day,
and appreciates all that I say.
She’ll have orange pekoe for the pot
and darjeeling, as likely as not,
or if you are not in the pink
our hostess knows which herbs to drink,
like ginger to help with the grippe
mixed with cinnamon and the rose hip;
or fresh lemon balm if you wish,
perhaps blended with sweet liquorice.
So whether you feel well or ill,
this refreshment will quite fit the bill
and, of course, you will quite enjoy me.
Yours truly. RSVP
This artwork in the photo I picked up at the NZ Art Show at the end of July this year. The artist of this gorgeous piece of art is Veronica Young. You can check out her website here, for glimpses of her other gorgeous creations. I fancy her “Affectionately Yours” and “Bluebird Afternoon” works as well.
Thanks for your comments in yesterday’s post, it occurred to me afterwards that eating dinner in the lounge coincided with winter and the lounge being a place of warmth and comfort with the fireplace being in there. I can report dinner was at the table tonight and I got a few more items ticked off on my “to do list” today.