Today we're featuring a first-time teatime story from one of our Brave Writer moms! It's so fun to hear about new teatime traditions starting in families.
It’s currently cold season, when sniffles and runny noses abound! Grab your tissue box and set some water to boil for today’s teatime featuring all sorts of teas and snacks to help you feel better.
What’s a haiku? It’s a moment in time captured in three short lines of poetry. It’s the instant before a bird lands on the surface of a still pond. It’s the curl of wind that nudges a single leaf aside and lets a gleam of sunlight through. It’s the ribbon of cloud that crosses a full moon. Haikus give us a moment to pause and appreciate the beauty of the world around us.
In the season of spookiness, who better to celebrate than Edgar Allan Poe and his immortal raven! If you’ve ever read a spooky story, chances are it was in some way influenced by Poe. Poe is credited with inventing detective fiction and inspiring both early science fiction and horror. So get ready for cries of “nevermore!” in today’s teatime celebrating Poe!
It’s fall! The air is crisp, apples are starting to thump to the ground in orchards, and bats are swooping around in the dusk. For today’s teatime, we’d like to offer plenty of ways to use the multitude of leaves now littering your yard. So go outside, scoop up a handful, brew some hot apple cider, and enjoy a leafy Poetry Teatime!
So you’ve had your teatime for the week. You’ve sipped tea, enjoyed some poems, and all you have left are a few crumbs and a lot of soggy teabags. What next? Before you throw out the mess, check out this post for some creative ways you can use your teatime leftovers!
Going on long drives is one of our favorite things to do as a family. When Aditi was younger, sitting in the car for long hours was not something she was interested in. We figured playing games would be a good way to keep her engaged.
Spying may conjure up the image of a suave James Bond infiltrating ballrooms in Paris or Jason Bourne caught in a thrilling car chase. While not always so glamorous, spying does require Bond-like observation skills and an eye for both the familiar and the strange. Poetry is the perfect way to sharpen your spy-related skills—even a few famous authors have had a career as a spy (see more on that below). For help sharpening your senses, check out last week’s post about the five senses in poetry. Then, come back and throw an espionage-themed poetry teatime to prepare you for a lifetime of spying!