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  • Poems for Mary's Tea Room
    Dedication
    by Mabel M. Howard

    Lord, make this humble home
    Thy dwelling place,
    That all who enter here
    May feel Thy grace.

    That none who comes may go
    Unrested or unblessed.
    Lord, here with us abide,
    Our friend and guest.

    Let no unkind word or deed
    Drive You away.
    Be with us, Lord, our friend indeed,
    Through every day.
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    As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:1

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    Guest You Are Welcome Here
    Anonymous

    Be at your ease
    Get up when you're ready
    Go to bed when you please,
    Happy to share with you such as we've got
    The leaks in the roof and the soup in the pot
    You don't have to thank us or laugh at our jokes,
    Sit deep and come often, you're one of the folks.
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    As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:1

  • RE: Poems for Mary's Tea Room
    That is beautiful and very, very appropriate, Deery!! Thank you so much for sharing it and starting this thread. If I know the Tea Angels, they'll definitely be adding to this thread!!!

    {{{Hugs}}}

    Kay
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  • RE: Poems for Mary's Tea Room
    Come In
    by Mary Ann Allen

    Come into my home and be hugged, my friend,
    Where joys begin and troubles end.
    Our dreams and memories we'll blend,
    And we'll speak of God's love
    that will never end.
    Oh, praise His precious name!

    The curtains are drawn, the sash is up,
    The kettle sings of the warming cup.
    Together we will chat and sup,
    No cares of earth will our joy disrupt.
    Oh, praise His precious name!

    I'll tell you how He's been so true,
    You tell me all He's done for you,
    And we'll deeply drink of a heavenly brew
    God's blessed love will there renew.
    Oh, praise His holy name.
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    As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:1

  • RE: Poems for Mary's Tea Room
    Hello Deery how nice to put the lovely poems here, I came by this poem this week and wanted to share this,

    Prime Minister William Gladstone on Tea

    Mr Gladstone was one of the greatest Prime Ministers of the UK from the late 19th Century. Often being the inspiration for other greats like Winston Churchill. He was very fond of his tea and I recently stumbled across a poem he wrote during his PM years that goes:


    Tea, The Cure - All
    If you are cold, tea will warm you.
    If you are too heated, tea will cool you.
    If you are too depressed, tea will cheer you.
    If you are too exhausted, tea will calm you!

    I think he made a better politician than a poet but his sentiment about the great leaf is very true indeed.

    Hugs Susan
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  • RE: Poems for Mary's Tea Room
    Quiet Things
    by Winifred Dew Conley

    There is much loveliness in quiet things. And so many of the lovely things in life are quiet; the red glowing embers of a warm fire on the hearth; a sunset, discovered in all its glory as one raises the eyes upward at the close of day; sleep, restful and refreshing; dew sparkling at dawn; sunrise awakening the day and telling us that yesterday is only a memory; a rosebud tenderly unfurling its petals; a green willow offering its shade and coolness 'neath its graceful boughts; and ferns in a secluded nook in the wild woods.

    Yet none of these is lovelier than the understanding look or a gentle smile of a friend across the room; a handclasp without words; a prayer breathed silently in "I thank Thee, Father."

    "In quietness and confidence shall be thy strength."
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    As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:1

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    Candlelight and Jasmine Tea
    by Elmera j. Cartwright

    The night is chill but my hearth is warm
    In this happy room of cheer and charm,
    Extending hospitality
    With candlelight and jasmine tea.
    The china is fragile, the sliver gleams
    On the lacy cloth like spring moonbeams,
    And the evening moves exquisitely
    When there's candlelight and jasmine tea.
    Candied ginger and sugared bits
    Of rose petals and violets
    Are here if you'll but share with me
    The candlelight and jasmine tea.
    It's an atmosphere where friendly hearts
    Can expound their dreams before they part,
    And the mood is set exotically
    With candlelight and jasmine tea.
    It is chill tonight but my firelight glows;
    There's a cozy hearth to warm your toes.
    Oh, do come in and share with me
    The candlelight and jasmine tea.
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    As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:1

  • RE: Poems for Mary's Tea Room
    Deery and Susan, what a blessing you've added to our "new place"!

    I'm not poetic, so I'll just give thanks and enjoy our new blessing!

    ~~susie.

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  • RE: Poems for Mary's Tea Room
    An Old English Prayer

    "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep"

    Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,
    bless the bed that I lie on
    Before I lay me down to sleep,
    I give my Soul to Christ to keep.

    Four corners to my bed,
    four angels there aspread,
    two to foot, and two to head,
    and two to carry me when I am dead.

    I go by sea, I go by land,
    the Lord made me by his right hand
    If any danger comes to me,
    Sweet Jesus Christ, deliver me.

    He's the branch, and I'm the flower,
    pray God send me a happy hour.
    And if I die before I wake,
    I pray that Christ my soul will take.

    Author Unknown

    Hugs, Connie
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  • RE: Poems for Mary's Tea Room
    Dear Deery, Such a fest of joy brought foreward in your offering of poetry. The eloquence and treasure is truly beyond a measure and worth savoring like a perfect cup of tea. There truly is such a thing and it is available to everyone no matter what your situation in the world. I will come back and back to read and to offer words as they come. God bless you Deery...your name will always bring a calm to me. Your friend, Mary
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    Dear Susan, Thank you so very much for the wonderful poem. WE have been friends in caring, friends in tea. You and Marcella will always be very special to me. Mary
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    Kay, thank you for your kind words.

    Susan, thanks for the poem.

    Susie, thank you for kind words.

    Connie, thanks for poem.

    Mary, thank you for your kind words.

    It is a joy to me to have something to add to Mary's Tea Room. Such a wonderful calming and uplifting place.

    Thank you all who add to
    Poems for Mary's Tea Room.
    Hugs for Each.
    Deery
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    As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:1

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    Earth Thoughts
    by Jessie Cannon Eldridge

    Tonight we sat around our table
    With friends about us.
    And we talked and chattered
    Of earth-thoughts
    And of the state the world is in,
    About our children
    And other things
    That mattered just to us,
    Like the weather
    And if we liked chocolate cake
    Or white cake best.
    Then we laughed
    While I secretly gathered
    The flowers of friendship in
    And I knew that I was blessed.
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    As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:1

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    Friends Who Share
    Katherine Tillman

    There are those friends with whom you share
    The finer things of life,
    Those moments when your spirit soars
    Above earth's toils and strife
    To lofty peaks and higher plains
    With God above the clouds,
    Where peace and sweet surrender blend
    And love your soul enshrouds.

    There are those friends who understand
    That deep within your heart
    Are secrets that lie buried,
    Happy things you need impart
    To someone who will listen,
    Whose spirit seems to blend
    With yours, and in so doing
    Reaffirms, "I am your friend."

    There are those friends who often share Just how they feel inside,
    Those who have had their cup of joy
    But who have often cried.
    Because there have been happy days
    And days of sorrow too,
    Be grateful if you have a friend
    Who shares these things with you.
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    As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Psalm 42:1

  • RE: Poems for Mary's Tea Room
    What a lovely idea ... posting these poems to welcome, and soothe the spirit. Thank you, Deery, et al.
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