Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Did Someone Say a Tea Party By The Sea?" Post One!
WHO would be
"A mermaid fair, Singing alone,Combing her hair, Under the sea,In a golden curl
With a comb of pearl, On a throne?I would be a mermaid fair;I would sing to myself the whole of the day;
With a comb of pearl I would comb my hair;And still as I comb’d I would sing and say,
“Who is it loves me? who loves not me?”I would comb my hair till my ringlets would fall,Low adown, low adown,From under my starry sea-bud crown,Low adown and around,
And I should look like a fountain of gold, Springing alone,With a shrill inner sound,
Over the throne, In the midst of the hall;Till that great sea-snake under the sea
From his coiled sleeps in the central deeps, Would slowly trail himself sevenfold
Round the hall where I sate, and look in at the gate,With his large calm eyes for the love of me. And all the mermen under the sea,Would feel their immortality
Die in their hearts for the love of me.""But at night I would wander away, away,I would fling on each side my low-flowing locks,And lightly vault from the throne and play, With the mermen in and out of the rocks;We would run to and fro, and hide and seek,On the broad sea-wolds in the crimson shells,Whose silvery spikes are nighest the sea. But if any came near I would call, and shriek, And adown the steep like a wave I would leap, From the diamond-ledges that jut from the dells; For I would not be kiss’d by all who would list, Of the bold merry mermen under the sea;They would sue me, and woo me, and flatter me, In the purple twilights under the sea; But the king of them all would carry me, Woo me, and win me, and marry me,In the branching jaspers under the sea;
Then all the dry pied things that be, In the hueless mosses under the sea
Would curl round my silver feet silently, All looking up for the love of me.
And if I should carol aloud, from aloft, All things that are forked, and horned, and soft, Would lean out from the hollow sphere of the sea, All looking down for the love of me."-The Mermaid, Afred Lord Tennyson, 1830.Now that you have reached Neptune's Gate, it is time to show the guards your inviteMermaid Tea Party Preview!Now you can enter through the gate to a world of magic,mermaids and sweet tea. Are you ready yet? I am! "Hello Sir, here is my invite, may I enter through the gate, I have traveled through sea, land and now to the great Coral Reef down to Mermaid's Wharf?" "Yes, you may!" replied the guard, now I am in, exploring around this fabulous place!I couldn't help to collect some shells along the way, afterall they were too pretty to just leave, can you pick some shell favorites?, I can!Under The Sea Shells!3Okay, I must say, I'm a bit hungry and had to pick up a cupcake to snack upon:Under The Sea Shells! 4There is a nice seat by the seaside balcony, I think I will go and eat my Cherry Vanilla Cupcake and wait for some of my friends to arrive!


Coastal Sisters said...

*wiping my Sparkly Tail on the mat before entering*

Helloooooooooo! Lisa, this is such a beautful post and thank you OODLES for hosting this event! I can't wait to visit everyone and see all the treasures on display :)

Starfish Wishes,

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Blessed breezes on this sandy celebration of fun and fishtail friends! Blessings from Amy.

Zan Asha said...

Greetings and thank you for hosting this lovely Tea party!

Deborah said...

Adore the cupcake!!! Although I still might try to eat it...**blows kisses** Deborah

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

you are nothing short of amazing!

I am so intrigued and excited by your imagination!

That you did all this so soon after the soiree is humbling to me, for sure!

Can't wait for more!

Cyberdelia said...

Oh, I love it! I am about to do my first post about my day at the party! :-)

Elaine A said...

Lisa -

Happy, Happy Day, a Mermaid Tea Party and I've come to play! Wonderful photos, so going to get one of those luscious cupcakes for myself, nice and creamy. There is so much frosting I just know it will be good.

Elaine Allen

Bee Serendipitous said...

I am sooo glad I made it - we got lost and its taking us a little longer than we anticipated...What a Splash this will be...myself and Phoe"Bee" Coral will be in attendance....

May the Shore Bee with U!
Marlene :O)

Ann said...

MAY i HAVE A CUPCAKE WHILE i VIEW THE TREASURES ? You are an encahnting hostess!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party. You must surely be a kindred spirit. I literally spent the week in Mermaid inspiration and then learned of your party.

Your posts are amazing, I have adored each one. Thank you for always taking us along your imagination extravaganzas. You are surely a creative muse to many.


faerie enchantment said...

Sending sparkles, sun and magic your way on your mermaid tea party adventure!