Every day seems to be a World, National or International day of something at the moment. I suppose its been like that for a long time as these 'days' have been established for many years, we maybe just haven't been aware.
Alexa keeps telling me that it's 'such and such day' That Amazon Dot knows quite a bit of stuff. I tried to tricking her the other day by adding a dinosaur to my shopping list. Stupidly I thought she may question it and say 'why am I adding a dinosaur to your shopping list?' or 'Are you sure you would like a dinosaur adding to your shopping list?' But no she just calmly confirmed 'Right I have got it, I am adding a dinosaur to your shopping list'. I am positive she was laughing when she said it, as if to say 'yeah ya daft woman', I am sometimes I admit it. I like a laugh.
So what day was it today I hear you ask?
Well it was World Poetry Day.
What does that have to do with tea you may also ask, well all will be revealed.
World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. It is a day to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. I love a bit of poetry, I was always given a book about poetry when I was younger and my great grandfather was a great poet. I suppose you could definitely say that I grew up on it. It takes many forms, it may rhyme or not, be romantic, strong, passionate, deep but most of all it is very personal and comes from the heart.
I have fond memories of Pam Ayres, I know I should say Keats or Byron but I loved the quirky, funny content about life's little moments. Her accent would complete her work when she recited masterpieces like 'Oh I Wish I'd Looked After My Teeth'. That particular poem was voted into the top 10 of the 100 favourite comic poems, poll which was run by the BBC. Just a genius, love her.
Poetry is everywhere, in songs, nursery rhymes, and famous quotes we may use as part of wedding ceremonies or a funeral. At some point we have all experienced some kind of poetry in some form. Some people can be put off by reading poetry, you may not have read any since taking an English exam at school and found it a bit taxing or not relevant. My son is working towards his GCSE English and is starting to experiment with poetry, I love that it's still included within the curriculum and children still learn about it. I also like that these days we have raise awareness and rekindle our love for certain subjects, its always very educational. I always say 'every days a school day'
So I thought as it is a special day for poetry, I thought I would write one. It's not brilliant or would I consider it a masterpiece but it's my contribution. I sat, thought about it and made the effort to write something. It's my little work of art and to be honest I found it quite amusing. I'm not sure how all these song writers go on though, massive respect goes out to people who do this every day and create such beautiful work. Here goes anyway.....it's of course on the subject of tea, and just for 'Teapot Tuesday' I give you........
Me and my Tea
I have teabags in the cupboard
Teapots on the shelf
Am I making a brew for someone?
Or just making one for myself
The kettle is close to boiling
Anticipation inside me is high
The milk goes in, a sweetener
I wait for three minutes and sigh
Hurrah it's ready to drink
A mug of pure delight
It's warm and it's strong
I'm not moving, not without a fight
So I sip at first to get the taste
It's going to cool so I can devour the rest
I'm chilled, relaxed and
Finally I'm feeling I'm at my best
Oh no, it's all gone, finished, that's it
Until the next time, I can have some more
To the teapot and teabags I willingly call
Well come on guys what are you waiting for?
I haven't written anything remotely poetic since school so I may be rusty. I'm not going to apologise because when it come to creativity I don't think anyone has to. It's your own creation and there's no right or wrong. That's why I love the arts and being creative, someone taught me recently that it's ok to forget the rules, colour outside the lines, do it your way and go for it.
For more information on Pam Ayres and to read that famous poem
'Oh I Wish I'd Looked After My Teeth' and more please go to:
I'll be back tomorrow, thanks for reading, take care for now......
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