Friday, May 25, 2012

At the Market at Ballybricken Green in Waterford, 1910

Image courtesy of Sepia Saturday

At the Market at Ballybricken Green in Waterford, 1910

The tea and coffee van is there.
A day at market.  Cattle roam.
There’s lots of people everywhere.
The tea and coffee van is there.
They’re serving cuppas in the square.
I like my tea with milky foam.
The tea and coffee van is there.
A day at market.  Cattle roam.

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Notes:  The poem's form is Triolet.  The photograph seen above is the prompt this week from Sepia Saturday.  They provide some really amazing antique and vintage photos for their prompts.

28 comments:

  1. Lovely poem. I sure would like a cup of tea right now!
    Nancyv

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    1. Thanks! Sounds about right, yes? ☼

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  2. I happen to like my tea plain and straight, and slightly strong! Ha! Ha! But your poem is a super sweet delight!

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    1. I like my coffee sweet and light - and my tea iced and sweet. But I loved this prompt. It was so easy to write to it - and what fun.

      Thank you for your sweet and delightful comment!

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  3. I've never understood tea with milk. But your poem I like!

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    1. Thanks! ♥

      My mom likes her tea with just cream and nothing else (no lemon or honey or sugar.) Different tastes for everyone, huh?

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  4. I love it! The detail with the tea with foam really stands out. Thanks for making me smile this morning.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I'm glad you got a smile!

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  5. Tea with milky foam makes me think the milk is straight from the cow!

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    1. Judging by the picture, I wouldn't be surprised, in the least! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Nice poem, just reminded me I'm past due for my afternoon cup of green tea!

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  7. I've never had tea with milky foam, but that reminds me of putting milk in my tea when I was a child playing with my toy tea set.

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  8. Lovely, unhurried and drips rustic.

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    1. Dripping with glee, she replies, "Thanks!"

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    1. Thank you! What a sweet compliment!

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  10. What a step back in time; the photo and your poem are amazing together. This must have been the first Starbucks back in 1910. LOL

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    1. Judy! What a brilliant idea! I love the idea of the 1910 Starbucks! You are so clever...I wish I'd thought of it first! :D

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  11. Dear RJ,
    You have me thinking what a cup of tea or coffee would have tasted like in 1910. Oh well, I will only dream (smile). Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Andy...now you have me thinking on this too. How yum!

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  12. Great bit of time travel...:)

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  13. RJ, your form is lovely and the scene you depict is one of everyday life "back in the day." Loved this - and wish Saturdays were not so busy, because I adore the sepias and black-and-white images...

    Great write! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/05/28/military-schooling-the-sunday-whirl/

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  14. Great form and nice imagery here.....beautiful! :-)

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  15. Now you've got me yearning for a warm cuppa despite the 100 degree weather here in Tucson. You are magic!

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  16. take me back
    to a time cattle
    roamed the market
    and I could watch
    people and drink
    strong dark coffee
    rather than tea
    loaded with cream..

    good job.

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