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Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

coffee

black no sugar
I turn
to my horoscope

[The "daily horoscope" is a feature of many American newspapers.]

I left this on March 17 at Polona's blog. It was directly inspired by her

steaming coffee
the fortune teller
pours in some milk

11 Comments:

Blogger polona said...

thanks, Bill.

the original L3 was "pours in some milk", though

2:30 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Corrected, Polona. Thanks for pointing it out.

2:35 PM  
Blogger Iris said...

Bill
I have just read your motto:
"Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee" :)
Your today's verse is perfect.
I like the shortness of all your haikus .
Have a good horoscope :)
Irena

2:58 PM  
Blogger Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

I also drink my coffee black. It's the only way to really tell if you're drinking GOOD coffee.

Many people put so much cream and sugar - or other stuff - in their coffee that all the original flavor gets lost.

(Which is what I believe to be the secret to Starbuck's success, because I've tried several times to drink their coffee black and always find it bitter and harsh - yuck!)

7:02 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for that comment,Iris.

Well, Bubba, I drink Starbuck's and Peet's black no sugar. My son's view is that Starbuck's is ONLY for people who drink it black; it doesn't work with milk and sugar (his preference, I'm afraid). And so it goes . . .

9:02 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

horoscope
I read five days late
the loss

__How often I scan the Sunday paper
over that second cup. This one has that life Bill... nice. _m

5:25 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

nice one Bill
john

1:19 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, M and John.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Frank... said...

Two nice posts, Bill...

my response:

thinking of you
slowly the sugar sinks
through the coffee’s froth

8:12 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I drink coffee black usually,

thought provoking haiku too...

4:54 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Frank and Juliet. Good ku, Frank.

4:27 PM  

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