Magpie Mondays {42 Teacups}


42 Teacups

Those moments before dusk,
when the full moon is clearly revealing herself,
I host a tea party. 

In the middle of the bloomfields,
where wilted flowers, tied with brown laces
still stood upright to join us.

The three ladies of Grace Adieu --
Cassandra, Miss Tobias and  Mrs Field, 
as far away as they could.

From Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell,
who were intently discussing some magic tricks,
which they would work on afterwards.

Miranda, feels the pile of flax 
with her weak, little hands.
She sits near the middle, five empty pie plates beside her.

I guess even the ants would waver 
to the sweetness at the sight of
Venetia and Captain Fox, who are madly in love as ever.

When everybody has finished their tea
down to the last drop,
they all left without a word.

And I poured the dainty cream pot over.
I stirred and sipped,
Sipped and stirred again.

*Inspired by the Magpie Tales.

The fictional characters that I had tea with are from Susanna Clarke's The Ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories.

7 dropped their thoughts:

Tess Kincaid | September 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Oh, I love this (!!!)

Berowne | September 19, 2011 at 11:33 AM

You thought of Miranda? So did I...

Brian Miller | September 19, 2011 at 11:54 AM

i have always wondered what it might be like to sit down witha couple characters from certain favorite books...i have coffee with mine most mornings...smiles.

Helen | September 19, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Charming!

Susie Clevenger | September 19, 2011 at 8:20 PM

How lovely...the picture prompt had you at a tea party...I am afraid I went dark on this prompt..lol I love your take on it!!

Doctor FTSE | September 21, 2011 at 5:11 AM

Out-Alicing Alice! A good interpretation.

The Cello Strings | September 22, 2011 at 12:11 PM

profound...

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