streaming through my
Can you spot
the turquoise vase
hiding in the corner?
Say my little helpers.
First Things First!
for breakfast it is!
Apple Tart with that?
Merisi goes domestic!
I hope you don't mind
this little interlude,
the puzzle below
will be finished later
in the afternoon.
A slice of apple tart
with that coffee?
Photographs and Text
© by Merisi
A little poetryReplyDelete
to set the mood?
By Billy Collins
Why do we bother with the rest of the day,
the swale of the afternoon,
the sudden dip into evening,
then night with his notorious perfumes,
his many-pointed stars?
This is the best—
throwing off the light covers,
feet on the cold floor,
and buzzing around the house on espresso—
maybe a splash of water on the face,
a palmful of vitamins—
but mostly buzzing around the house on espresso,
dictionary and atlas open on the rug,
the typewriter waiting for the key of the head,
a cello on the radio,
and, if necessary, the windows—
trees fifty, a hundred years old
heavy clouds on the way
and the lawn steaming like a horse
in the early morning.
Billy Collins, “Morning” from Picnic, Lightning. Copyright © 1998 by Billy Collins
I love those little helpers...what a joy for you.ReplyDelete
Still got some coffee in the pot? I'd love a splas and maybe just a smidgeon of the apple pie,...Mit Schlag?
What a beautiful way to greet the morning light. Thank you for inviting me to breakfast at your place.ReplyDelete
Don't suppose I could have both.ReplyDelete
Great kitchen help you have.
Oh, that apple tart!ReplyDelete
And the lawn steaming like a horse in the early morning -- what a line! Just looked out and ours is doing just that!
Fun! I love these.ReplyDelete
Merisi, this post is a delightful surprise. What a graceful way to begin a day.ReplyDelete
Both, please...coffee and apple tart... can never have too much of good things! ;o)ReplyDelete
A most beautiful greeting for the morning Merisi! Thank you! Now I'm going to make Vienna Toast! OOPS! I mean French Toast! :)ReplyDelete
lovely, deee-lightful Merisi!!ReplyDelete
Robin egg blue vase! Reminds me of Tiffany. Yes, I want pancakes please. It's like having breakfast at Tiffany's ;-)ReplyDelete
Love the poetry -
-then night with his notorious perfumes,
his many-pointed stars?
And oh, is that a French newspaper? ;-)
Perfect! Everything, just perfect.Why doesn't my morning coffee look like that? And the pie I made on Saturday, I thought it was a good one until I saw yours.ReplyDelete
Another slice please Merisi and a top up and more domestic bliss.
LOVE the Collins....and the little turquoise vase...and your adorable helpers. I have some pieces of that same pattern, the name escapes me now, of your plates.ReplyDelete
are we going to get a recipe to go with the tart or pancakes?ReplyDelete
Precious domestic moments, intimate and gentle, well lighted and captured beautifully by mommy.ReplyDelete
I can go for that apple tart right now. Thanks.
Oh, thank you! Tart and coffee, please--so that I can go "buzzing around the house on espresso."ReplyDelete
Beautiful and perfect. All of it!
Wonderful Billy Collins poem, and how appropriate. These photos are wonderful--I'll take a slice of that apple tart and some pancakes, too. I'm not proud. They sound delicious. I'll bet your house smelled just divine. Sweet photos of the wee ones, too!ReplyDelete
Ohyummy, yummy. I can't choose so may I have a wee bit of both?ReplyDelete
Love your little helpers. They are the best kind.
That apple tart looks so delicious! I love apple pastries. Those pancakes look yummy too.ReplyDelete
The top shot is gorgeous!
Could that delightful quill be from a swan, I wonder?ReplyDelete
Coffee and Apple tart would go down a treat..mmm Thank you! :-)ReplyDelete
This is my FAVORITE of your posts - and this says a lot because they are all wonderful!! Your little helpers are precious!! Coffee please!!ReplyDelete
What a delightful way to start your day, Merisi. Your little helpers are so precious, and I love the picture of those busy little hands.ReplyDelete
Love that kitchen window, too!
Such sweet helpers, and yes, some coffee for me too please.;)ReplyDelete
Those kidlets are just adorable. Such sweet wonders in your kitchen. :)ReplyDelete