Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Poems About Coffee

Let's have a virtual poetry swap (no, not a "slam"), and let's have a unifying subject. Let's have that subject be coffee (the best of all possible subjects). Here's mine, "Broad Avenue" (I wrote it this morning):
The many lanes of
Broad Avenue,
In which cars twist
Like braids,
Are a pleasant place to be
When I drink my morning
Coffee.
Your turn.

6 comments:

  1. Grandma brewed it in a percolator
    I wouldn’t love the taste of it until much later
    I just wanted to be like Poppy
    Sitting at the breakfast table
    Drinking our coffee

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  2. A hole in my Self that nought can fill
    A Soul apart from which I can but nil
    Thou Noble Drink! Without thy Draught
    I am clumsy,inept, numb and daft.

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  3. Excellent! Excellent!

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  4. I sleep in the disheveled St.Vincent's Hostel.
    Every morning, I shamble across Magazine Street to Mojo for a coffee and the Times-Picayune...

    I finish reading my paper.
    I never finish drinking my coffee.
    Large, medium, small...

    I carry my half cup of java around the neighborhood, passing through Coliseum Park.
    I use the same overstuffed trash can every morning.
    Before tucking my spent cup in the trash can's full mouth,
    I dump half a cup of coffee onto the grass first...

    I read the newspaper on Magazine Street.
    I water the grass in Coliseum Park with coffee.

    New Orleans,
    I love your landscape and Mojo.

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  5. tape loops spun
    so hello green tea
    thoughts are clearer it's true
    but on sunday afternoons
    when curled up in my nest
    you simply will not do

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  6. Anonymous3:17 PM

    coffee
    toffee
    oh, how i love my grande skinny soy toffee coffee

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