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Friday, April 3, 2015

Mmmmmm Coffee!!

I will usually attempt the day's topic/prompt, but I just couldn't settle on a fourteener. A fourteener is a poem with an indeterminate number of lines, but each line has 14 syllables. This style can be done in iambic pentameter or not. That means either 7 iambic feet (2 syllable that contain a stressed and unstressed note) or 14 syllables. I am not opposed, but wanted something different.


Over at Shadow Poetry I found a Palindrome Poem (also called a mirrored poem). And I and going to combine my NaPoWriMo poem and my A to Z post about the letter "C" and write about coffee. I am rather fond of coffee, sometimes to me detriment. As once a fellow writer during 24 Hour Theatre wrote a show that mentioned my love of coffee  as a running gag. Okay, I am not mean, but when your rehearsing your show and you shout "Sara promised me coffee!" and your friend and fellow director looks over at your group (while she is rehearsing her group) it got quite interesting. Oh well, it was fun!! And I still love Mama T!! ~wink wink~

Prompt: Coffee

Not my strongest poem ever, but it's my first crack at trying this style. Might even try more down the road.

A palindrome, by definition, is a word, phrase, verse, sentence, or even poem that reads the same forward or backward. It stems from the Greek word palindromos: palin, meaning again, and dromos, meaning a running. Combining the two together, the Greek meaning gives us, running back again...

Coffee Thoughts

Mixing gently
Within sunshine
Variable constants
Push away and morning breaks
Awareness birthed again
Life celebrates day
Only after eyes sees cup
Then breathing
Breathing then
Cup sees eyes after only
Day celebrates life
Again birthed awareness
Breaks morning and away push 
Constants variable
Sunshine within
Gently mixing 

Anyway, this leads me to my other half of the post, coffee cups. I have amassed a small army of coffee and tea cups over the years. So much so that I DO NOT WANT OR NEED MOAR CUPS. I say to my friends lovingly. If you go traveling get me a postcard , or maybe a rock, or beach glass, but no more coffee cups. This is why. And in an hommage to Dinosaur Dracula who did a blitz of the rather more eclectic coffee cups out there, including some of his own. I present mine here:

This is part of a 4 cup set from McDonald's in the 1980's. DO have the whole set too!

 Left: a little bit from my home town. Right: mt 3-D wolf mug (with broken paw).

 Left: Enough said! Right: from Ithaca, NY
Theatre mug with pictures of my various roles in and around 2012.

 A safety mug from Denny's. Classy!!

Doing the safety jive in 2005!


Left: Neat homemade mug from a flea market in Avon, NY. Right: A little bit of the Crystal City from me to you.

My tea cups. Found both in Salvation Army stores in sets of 4. Anyone want a tea party?

 The left side was made in London and the right side in Japan.

Left: Why? Right: sunflowers mug. it's a Whovian thing!!

 Left: Kermit. It's the Hubs's! Right: the old logo for the local pop rock / contemporary hits station. WINK 106.


  1. Heheheh do you like the Inkspots song 'The Java Jive'?

    I loved your palindrome and especially about 'sunshine withing' for some reason.

    1. Hehehe...oops that was a typo. :-) Glad you liked it though!

  2. That was fun! Our beverage container that we own WAY too many of... Water bottles. Having worked at various colleges through the years, and water bottles being a favorite thing to give college students... We have probably 20 of them. Ridiculous.
    Happy A-Z'ing :)
    ~AJ Lauer
    an A-Z Cohost
    @ayjaylauer on Twitter

    1. There is always something that becomes a collection it seems. I imagine those do pile up fast :-) Thanks for stopping by, AJ!!

  3. I love coffee. Those are great cups! I like the tea cups and the Beatles one :-)


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