Tea Talk [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.]

Tea Talk

“Excuse me if I sit on you,” the cup said to the saucer.
“I fear I’ve been here all the afternoon.”
“Spare excuses,” said the saucer; “you have sat on me before, sir.”
“Oh, I’ll stir him up directly,” said the spoon.
“Stop your clatter! Stop your clatter!” cried the bread-and-butter platter.
“Tittle-tattle!” sneered the tea-pot, with a shrug;
“Now, the most important question is my chronic indigestion.”
“Ah, you’ve taken too much tannin,” jeered the jug.
“Hey, hey, hey!” sang the silver-plated tray,
“It’s time you had your faces washed. I’ve come to clear away!”

C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, [1921], page 103

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