Morning Tea is a real feast
An ‘Elevenses’ where at the least
Lamingtons* and buns appear
Lavishly home baked with care.
Recipes both old and new
Reflect what each skilled cook can do;
Shortbread and banana cake
And “Melting Moments” all await
Enthusiastic guests who come
To chat with friends out in the sun;
Coffee more than tea - the thing
Mugs more than cups - to drink it in.
No saucers, forks or serviettes
But what variety one gets
Hospitality in the Antipodes
Means plates soon shed their tasty loads!
* sponge cake squares dipped in jam and covered with desiccated coconut
(c) Poet in the woods 2013