A percolated poem

A percolated poem

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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(playing with words)

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Do not stir your coffee
or dare to drink it
while I marvel
at movement of
cream on its surface

white swirls in black
blends without argument
creates marble
a masterpiece in a mug
forgive me for asking

© 2018 Chris Shaw


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Great title and message in these eloquent verses. As the cream in our coffee is able to naturally blend, so should we stop and take the time to do the same with each other. I think that’s it. But maybe it’s just appreciation of a good cup of of coffee. Either way, it’s creative and so very clever dear Chris. Love!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Hello Annette. It started out as a cup of coffee but within a few minutes I saw another opportunity... read more



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Perhaps, a rich cup of inclusiveness.
Although your unique, poetic description of strong and attractive coffee totally justifies this piece.
Enjoyed the read, Chris!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thanks Jimmy. I rarely drink coffee but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the aroma or liking the s.. read more
Funny how we find beauty/mystery in the simple things of life! you have brought this precious state of oberservation to the fore. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Dear kitty. Better late than never. I missed responding to you and have only just realised. Please a.. read more
kitty

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
I do liked the description of the cream on the coffee. Too bad the coffee must be drank and mess-up the artwork. Thank you Chris for sharing the amazing poetry. I do love coffee myself.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

An art gallery in a coffee cup. What a great response Coyote. Don't let that coffee get cold while y.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

I agree and have fun and be safe dear Chris.
Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Thank you.
'Tis a good thing scientists have now determined that drinking coffee is good for you. As is this lovely little poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Thank you Ted. Good to see you on my page. Pleased to meet you.

Chris
Simple yet elegant. it does make a lovely pattern. Very calming, I think, but I am a hard core coffee drinker, so...

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Thanks Lynn. Carry on enjoying your coffee :))
I'm so glad I read this Chris, I thought I was the only one that got hypnotised by the swirls and smell. It usually ends with me snapping out of it and gulping lukewarm coffee down in one.
I do find contemplating the swirls a great start to the day.:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

So you too look into the swirls of the coffee? I don't drink the stuff though, just look at everyone.. read more
Lorry

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I got told to cut it out, but I came to the conclusion doctors just dont want still us ha.. read more
Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Won't tell anyone. Your secret is safe :))
Putting an essence of poem in percolater has indeed released a fresh aroma from this coffee-like write. I enjoyed how you depicted the activities of all those warm adaptation that elements of the drink do with these lines: 'white swirls in black, blends without argument' this was such a cute portrayal I must say. It shows a lovely bond between the milk and coffee. Greatly penned. :D

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much moog-drika for your great review.

Chris
My favorite thing is when a writer picks a completely unexpected topic to write about! Your title is so delicious, I was already "all in" . . . but I became even more enamored at how you open this up with a bossy directive declaring a moment of space to let this swirl unfold. That's banging with imagination! Then you mop things up at the end with an apology, so cute, so spontaneous, you really know how to tap into the uninhibited! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Aw thanks Margie. What a review.

Chris
Love this Chris! what a masterpiece we are when get it together! Sometimes the masterpiece is a little lad like my Kalani ;) ....you’re brilliant my friend. Many mahalo x

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Thank you Izzy. Yes Izzy, you have your own little masterpiece with you. Smiling at you :))
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Great title and message in these eloquent verses. As the cream in our coffee is able to naturally blend, so should we stop and take the time to do the same with each other. I think that’s it. But maybe it’s just appreciation of a good cup of of coffee. Either way, it’s creative and so very clever dear Chris. Love!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

3 Years Ago

Hello Annette. It started out as a cup of coffee but within a few minutes I saw another opportunity... read more

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Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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