Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Among the Roses

Go pretty rose, go to my fair,
Go tell her all I fain would dare,
Tell her of hope; tell her of spring,
Tell her of all I fain would sing,
Oh! were I like thee, so fair a thing.
- Michael Beverly, Go Pretty Rose

"For if I wait," said she, "Till time for roses be,
For the moss-rose and the musk-rose,
Maiden-blush and royal-dusk rose,
What glory then for me
In such a company?
Roses plenty, roses plenty
And one nightingale for twenty?"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, A Lay of the Early Rose

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Come Visit!

Tea in the Garden

Do Join Us For
Tea in the Garden at
Poet's Garden

June 22nd & 23rd

Once a year Poet's celebrates roses, friendship,
and tea with a garden tea party.
We will be serving fresh berry cheesecake and
oh, so special blueberry tea.
Friday & Saturday, June 22nd and 23rd
Seating throughout the day, 10am to 4pm
Prepaid reservations required.
$6 per person

Groups of two or more please.
Make your reservations early, seating is limited.
Call or stop by Poet's Garden.

After a cup of tea, [we think...] 'Now rise and show your strength. Be eloquent, and deep, and tender; see, with a clear eye, into nature and into life; spread your white wings of quivering thought, and soar, a [wise] spirit, over the whirling world beneath you, up through long lanes of flaming stars to the gates of eternity!'

--Jerome K. Jerome in Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog!)


The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her.
--Marcelene Cox

Monday, June 11, 2007

The Welcome Garden

What a desolate place would be a world without a flower!
It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.
Are not flowers the stars of the earth,
and are not our starts the flowers of the heaven.
- A.J. Balfour