Wisdom has built her house…
Yes, she has spread her table.
She calls from the heights out over the city:
“Come, eat of my food,
Forsake foolishness that you may live;
Advance in the way of understanding.”
From the Book of Proverbs
The Harping of the Bard
It is not only old age that makes me say this;
It is the pure harp of truth:
The world has revolved
To a shadow place
A dark point in the vast galaxy.
The evil species that spreads
Over the once green planet
Poisons even its own.
They lock their infants and their elders away,
And take no joy in them.
They kill and call it glory,
Invade and call it just.
The polar bears drown in the hot arctic
With no ice for an inn.
The bison were forgotten a hundred years ago
Along with their friends the Oglala, who found no glee in slaughter,
Killed only to feed the sacred children,
The precious old ones,
Only to clothe themselves against the cold.
Now we hack and hew,
Murdering the pines that try to serve us,
Try to purify the putrid air.
We fill the waters with filth
And shrug when the birds fall out of the sky.
Will God shrug too
When we have all foundered,
Choking on our toys?
Late Summer Tea with Friends
For your Late Summer or Early Autumn Tea, I have chosen a very simple menu which can be prepared by anyone who can read and follow directions, even if you do not know how to cook. First, review the “Tea Menu Basics” section of myteaplanner.com. This chapter provides a brief summary of the general structure and purpose of a tea party. All of the items included in the menu are available from the “Free Recipes” section of the website. I have chosen each item for its suitability for the season, ease of preparation, delicious taste and harmonious combination with the other foods on the menu.
Scones: Cream Scones with Berries and Lemon Curd
(Chose any late summer berries that are available.)
Sandwiches: Best Summer Tomato Sandwiches, Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Sweets: Lemon Tea Bread, Russian Tea Cakes