Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Poetry Tea Time

(by Micayla)
We had our first Poetry Tea Time! This one was for Fall, the next one that we do will be for Winter. We had little tea sandwiches, a salad, some yummy fruit and peach cream tea (from The Vintage Tea Leaf - our favorite tea house). We all picked our favorite poems and shared them. Then we all read Halloween poems together. Nate and Allie even dressed up for the occasion!

This is one of our favorite poems that we shared - It is the one that kept Nelson Mandela alive while he was in prison for 27 years :


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

(We got the idea for Tuesday Teatimes from the Brave Writer blog)

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