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High Tea

teapot,

Six o’clock on Sunday

‘Sing something simple’ on the wireless.

An embroidered tablecloth worked by an aunt

shows a lady in a crinoline and ribboned bonnet

with a basket overflowing with flowers

woven in colourful silks of chain stitch.

Slices of bread and butter halved in triangles

lettuce, cress, cucumber

and cheese portioned in silver paper.

Baked last week a Sultana cake matured in a tight lid tin.

 

Blackcurrant jam spooned from a jar

brings memories of summer picking, then sitting

topping and tailing and tipping in the pot

as Mother boiled the sugared fruit.

Then a test for set on a plate up turned.

 

The kettle steams and the teapot is warmed

the caddy carried from the shelf

two spoons of leaves and one for the pot.

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For Abhra’s prompt on Food at dVerse.

Image from Google – this is identical to the teapot used at home in my childhood.

 

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