"Poetry tea time never fails to bring out the enchantment for us, even when it’s rushed, as it was this week. The joy the DLM expressed when he was able to read his own poem from his All About Reading reader was heartwarming. I’m so glad I decided to stop for poetry tea time [...]."
As the weather warms up, take your teatime outside! And, while you’re at it, try out these fun and easy ideas for sidewalk chalk poetry. After all, poetry and sidewalks go well together--just look at Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends!
This is how it's done: stack poetry books on a decorated table. Tea cups or mugs, teapots or pitchers, tea or orange juice or hot chocolate, candles and treats (muffins, apple slices, scones, or Oreo cookies). Go all in or throw it together. The most important part of Poetry Teatime is the pause... The choice to stop and read poems, to enjoy language and one another.
"Winter is the perfect time to snuggle up under a blanket with a hot cup of tea or mug of cocoa and read some poetry. Winter poems often have the most wonderful sounds to them, mirroring the swish of snowflakes and the jingling of bells. Take a moment during your teatime this week to be quiet and listen."