Hobbit Themed Teatime

Hobbit Themed Teatime

Prop up your fuzzy hobbit feet by the fire, grab a mug of piping hot tea and a plate of Bilbo's fresh-baked seed cakes, and settle in for a riddle and game-filled teatime. Today's teatime celebrates the wonderful talents of Tolkien and the playful world of The Hobbit!

Poetry Gifts

Poetry Gifts

It's the holiday season! Whether you've received lots of poetry-related gifts this year or not, now is the perfect time to think about bringing more poetry into your home and the homes of people you love. We’ve got lots of ideas for poetry-related gifts that you can make, buy, sample, and read in the new year.

Poetry Prompt: Holiday Traditions

Poetry Prompt: Holiday Traditions

As the holiday season hits full swing, you may be busy running around the house preparing for relatives to arrive, wrapping last-minute gifts, and trying to catch your breath in the busyness of life. Reading and writing poetry can give you a chance to slow down, breathe, and appreciate what you love most about the season. So let's think about poetry!

Poetry Prompt: Home

Poetry Prompt: Home

What does the word "home" mean to you? Maybe you've moved around a lot and have lots of places that you could call home. Or maybe, for you, home isn't a house at all, but your favorite spot under that shady tree by the creek. Today, you'll use your ideas of what makes a place "home" to inspire your poetry.

Poetry Prompt: Cozy

Poetry Prompt: Cozy

What do you think of when you hear the word "cozy"? Does it make you imagine curling up in front of a warm fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa? Maybe it brings memories of summer nights watching fireflies from the front porch. Today's poetry prompt will draw on your memories of coziness to create poetry!

Poetry Prompt: Animal Personality

Poetry Prompt: Animal Personality

Even though they can’t speak using human words, we all know that animals have lots of personality and they love to chatter to each other. Today, it’s your chance to hear from your favorite feathered and furry friends through poetry!

Poetry Prompt: Again and Again

Poetry Prompt: Again and Again

Today’s poetry prompt involves repeating a key moment in your poem again and again. Repeating words or phrases in your poem emphasizes those words, adds to the poem’s meaning, and gives the poem its own rhythm. So let’s dive right in!

Tea in Russia

Tea in Russia

Did you know that tea is considered the unofficial national drink of Russia? While movies and TV shows usually show Russians drinking bottles of vodka, tea is actually drunk more often all over the country both as a social custom and to combat cold and darkness of the long winter months.