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Haiku is to poetry as espresso is to coffee.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


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


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...

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 :)

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...

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

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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