I got an email a couple of weeks ago from poet/blogger Tabatha Yeatts. She asked me for my snail mail address because she had some tea to send me. Huh? I love tea. But I don’t know Tabatha that well and thought maybe she had meant to email Laura Shovan or another Laura in her address book.
No. It turns out that when Tabatha was doing her project of drawing a Commenter’s name at random to receive a little gift each month (I can’t find the link that explains this–can anyone help?), she ALSO drew two additional names to send a little something to sometime in 2015. And I was one of those two names!
So I sent her my address, and a week later I had a box filled with teas. We’re not talking 6 bags of Tetley here. It was chock-full of all sorts of cool teas, many of which I’ve never tried! So far, my favorite is the Tazo Wild Sweet Orange (for the yum flavor) and the Traditional Medicinals Cup of Calm (because, really, when couldn’t I use a cup of calm?).
Like I said, I don’t know Tabatha all that well. She posts a lot of beautiful grown-up poems and does these amazing, thoughtful posts about art and poetry. Why am I not at Tabatha’s blog more? When I DO find the time to visit, I think, “I need to come here more often.”
I was just telling a writer new to poetry that she needs to get involved with the kidlitosphere poetry world. It’s hard to find a nicer group of writers, and Tabatha is just one great example of that.
Thank you, Tabatha! I’m having a blast trying a new flavor every day:>)