Friday, January 18, 2013

My Cuppa

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In a crowded coffee shop
flicking through a tabloid
thirst hangs; eyes run across
the three-dimensional space…
aroma-filled roasted beans
hit the olfactory nerves
raise energies to peaks;
Coffee-lovers
yelling and shrieking
over mugs of coffee
look like chattering magpies,
the clinking cutlery
bring more zeal
to the greedy palates.
Then the music booms
the decibel level
 goes off the scale…
‘Oh, Good God’….

Seated on a chair,      
served up hot; bemused
 in the sight and sound,
I take my first sip…
Ah, the heady aroma
 twirls its way to my belly
giving me a kiss of life...
Enjoying the camaraderie
i look at the zappy swirls
insist swirls of cream more
on my zingy Caffé latte...
floating clouds merge and melt
into the dark abyss of cup
my cup brimming with fat; blinks,
tickles my heart...ah,well
I have no time to think...
I’m happy and snappy
nothing can snap me
out of the reverie….




“This seems to be the basic need of the human heart
in nearly every great crisis - a good hot cup of coffee.”--Alexander King
I do so love my cuppa...J

Shared with Poets United #133

93 comments:

  1. Sensuous!! Lucky cup immortalized by Panchali:)

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    1. hahaha...'immortalized'?? Good one. Thanks:)

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  2. Hi Panchali Ji,

    Ahh, a beautiful tribute to a cafe. As they say, a lot can happen over coffee. This time a post has happened. :) :) :)
    Beautiful words intoxicated with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. You've made me coffee thirsty, I'm off to get my cuppa :p :p :p
    Is this Starbucks, btw?

    Regards

    Jay
    My Blog | My FB Page

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    1. Thanks Jay....Hope, you had a nice cuppa...I am a coffee addict, hence a poem just flowed....!:)
      No, I am yet to see a Starbuck outlet in Kolkata.

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  3. rejuvenating verses..and rejuvenating coffee....!!

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    1. Ahaa...so unleash the rejuvenation process, princess :))) Thanks!!

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  4. "Ah, the heady aroma
    twirls its way to my belly
    giving me a kiss of life..."

    I can really smell coffee. In this kind of weather it is like elixir of life, to die for!

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    1. Meenakshi...Yes... nothing like a cup of strong coffee in this winter. I am very happy that you liked this...!:) Thanks!:)

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  5. Ha, I am sitting here drinking my own cuppa right now. No greater joy. The first sip in the morning is indeed 'the sip of life.' Very well expressed!

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    1. Thanks Mary...:)) I can pile on some more..? he he.... do I see you putting on your sprinting shoes...? Thanks a lot for the encouragement!

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    2. You definitely are right. LOL. Most mornings after I have my coffee and get my granddaughter and off to the gym where she can 'play' and I can do something like walk the track or....... (You have me pegged!)

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    3. Mary!
      *surprised*
      Your comment reminds me that I need to get out of sloth mode and get a bit more regular in walking! Give my love to the li'l one!:))

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  6. Hope to see you in Poetry Pantry Sunday...this would be a fine one to share! Smiles.

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    1. Yes, the past weekends have been crazy...We had some house-guests and there was a wedding in the family. Now, it's all over. Thank God for small mercies..:)) I shall definitely share this poem in Poetry Pantry Sunday. Now since I have your approval...:)
      Thanks.. feel blessed, Mary !!

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    2. You have had a busy time! I AM so glad to see you in Poetry Pantry this morning. I love your poetry whenever it appears. The commenter below who says you can spin lovely poetry on just about anything is correct! (Ha, and I am drinking my cup AGAIN as I respond to poetry this morning!

      Check back for Kim's prompt on Wednesday perhaps. I will clue you in, as few will read this comment...LOL. Her prompt is 'fences' -- any definitition; so you can get a head start if you are interested. (I know I am! Smiles.)

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    3. Awww, thanks!! I have a blast writing my poems, though my family thinks I spend WAAAY too much time on my blogs...blogging they say, should happen quickly n quietly while they sleep through the night! he he...
      I would love to participate,Mary. I couldn't find the link. Can you ping the link please..? I am definitely interested!!:D
      Thanks a lot for the wonderful interaction we had here.. :)

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    4. Panchali, it won't appear until Wednesday. If you FOLLOW Poets United, you will see it in your list of blogs! If I don't see you on Wednesday (after the prompt goes live) I will send you the link! This is only a heads up...LOL. I agree poetry is time-consuming, but where else would one meet such interesting people! I am very much enjoying our interaction too!

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    5. LOL...ok!!!
      I am following Poets United, so I'm sure, I'll get an alert! Thanks Mary:)
      The feeling is mutual....!!I'm glad I found you...((feeling smug))
      Thanksss...:)
      Seeya..

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    6. Okay, here is the link...even though you probably saw it through your 'follow.' Hope you are having a good week.

      http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2013/01/verse-first-fence.html

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    7. Thanks Mary...I saw it a few hours back and have contributed. Please do check at your convenience :)Thanks a lot for the link..

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  7. Only you could have raised a cup of coffee to such heights!!!

    I feel like having one right NOWWWW !!!!

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    1. Thanks Indu...ah, I pulled up my socks, so this poem didn't get step-motherly treatment. I am glad, I didn't make you unhappy this time. :D:D
      Thanks!!

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  8. Never read a poem on Coffee!!

    "Ah, the heady aroma
    twirls its way to my belly
    giving me a kiss of life..."

    Awesome lines!

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    1. Valli... he he... but I take pleasure in the fact that I made you come here again... :)))))))A big part of what inspired me to write this poem was my time spent in Barista a couple of days back.Dehydrated mind becomes poetic! :P
      Glad a poet enjoyed reading this piece. Thanks so much!

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  9. Cheers! Lovely poem, being a coffee lover, I can so relate to it. :)

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    1. Saru...Somehow, I could guess that... he he.
      Thanks a bunch re...:)))

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  10. I am a coffee lover to the extend that I drink coffee before bedtime to sleep :) Finally some one thought of as Amit said "immortalizing" coffee ! Panchali , coffee and coffee lover all over the world would be thanking you !

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    1. TTT....What?? You have coffee before bedtime?? I read somewhere,'Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation'--and now I know its so true! Wonderful. Just wonderful.ROFL...
      Thank you!

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  11. Beautiful verse. Nicely composed.

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    1. Fabulous to see you here, Easwer.... thank you!

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  12. after read : effect of strong caffeine in mind :)

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    1. Great to share with coffee affecianado, Sathish! Wonderful seeing you here always!:D

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, Rajesh!:)Thank you.

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  14. A cup of coffee is always so refreshing :-)

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    1. Ah,I will die without my cup of coffee, Speck. Thanks:)

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  15. Lovely write up! Perfect for this weather. We need to do this soon ~

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    1. Ghaz...Your attendance noted.... for today.... :)))))))))But, WHEN do we do this...tell me soon !!!:D
      Thanks!

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  16. I would love to have one and if the table is shared with you ,it will be an honour for me...Haute poem for hot steaming cuppa coffee...wonderful ode..

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    1. Ah-ha...Exactly my thoughts, Odyzz!:)
      Come over, we'll have a good giggle, while sipping a good strong cuppa coffeee .... yip you're right 'steaming cuppa COFFEE'...there must be something in it!!!!
      Thanks re.... glad you enjoyed my romance with cuppa... he he...

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    2. Just see..I am standing behind you...waiting to giggle and gossip with you,tickle my heart with the aroma of coffee.. :)


      would love to have your feedback on
      http://odizzey.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/soft-zephyrs-of-love-my-entry-for-get-published-contest-indiblogger-harpercollins/
      AND
      http://odizzey.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/i-wish-i-had-one-more-chance-to-wishlist-wednesday-5/

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    3. MMmmmm.... I must say it's worth the feel:)))))
      Read both the posts. Some really interesting abstract writing. Not everyone can succeed in this. You have handled it deftly.... !
      All the best for the contest!:)

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    4. Aah!! I am floored and blessed..your compliments always put me on cloud nine...A million thanks **smiles** ** hugs**

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    5. you are truly amazing...hugs back, dear Odyzz:)))

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  17. Ahhh...this one is more simple to sink in..:) Btw, I don't drink coffee, but love the aroma of it..I could visualise the whole scene :)

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    1. FIF...Good to see one person who has safely kept caffeine out of her system!! Here, I can see...most of the commentors are coffee-addicts! Ummm...the aroma is out of the world!I am happy, I didn't disappoint you this time. Smiles...

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  18. Di, Wow Beautiful poem.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you, rupam:) Good to see you here after a long time:))))

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  19. Cheers from a coffee lover :-). Loved your words!

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Kanupriya... glad you enjoyed reading this. Hope to see more of you here :))

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  20. It's usually said to create a storm in a teacup, but you have beautifully created a poem in a coffee mug.

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    1. Thanks Fayaz..

      Gratified for your visit... and the comment!! I hope to see you here again... :))

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  21. Same here:)

    I love my cuppa a lot and your lines have made me fall in love with it all the more.

    Superbly written.....

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    1. Aaah...my cuppa intrigues my senses and makes me feel a little more philosophical n poetic!hahaha
      Thanks Me!!

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  22. wow! a poem!
    as they say a lot can happen over a cup of coffee. :)
    Good read.

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    1. Indrani! ...I just love it and wish CCD/ Barista have free refill facility:D
      Glad you enjoyed...thanks:)

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  23. Magnificent......

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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    1. I am deeply gratified you found this magnificent. You've justified my effort, Debopran.Thank you!

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  24. You can spin lovely poetry on just about anything cant you? That aroma had me mesmerized Panchali di :)

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    1. Oh, Jaish....I ordered a cappuccino, and it was so perfect. Milk was perfectly frothed; espresso shot was pulled just right....and it triggered poetry!! ROFL...
      Thanks for coming by...you make me feel so good... really you do...:D

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  25. sigh...yum! Quite therapeutic the cuppa is...and perfectly captured :-)

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    1. Ah, the magical Caffé latte...is indeed therapeutic!:)Thanks Poet!

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  26. If there is no coffee in Heaven, I don't want to go!

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    1. Hahaha...my thoughts exactly, Cosmo!:))

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  27. So who could have thought that a cup of coffee can be so beautifully penned! It is a great poem Panchali in every sense

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    1. Aparna..I am elated..! Glad to have stolen your heart.... I am very satisfied.... :))))Thanks so much!!
      And I hope to see you more on these pages:)

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  28. Ha, an assault on the sense, eh? A very successful one. Except... I didn't know that was a quote of mine! (My middle name is Alexander - made me sit up for a mo'!)

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    1. Oh, goodness rightful King Alexander has landed !!!!!And permit myself to feel pleased..:))hahaha...
      Thank you. Glad you came by... :)))

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  29. I'm a tea drinker myself, but you made me want coffee with this. Excellent.

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    1. Anthony, ...the taste of coffee is heavenly. Try it :D
      Happy to see you here... AND to see a comment... :))))

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  30. lovely beautifully crafted lines...

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    1. Pleased to see you here, Kalyan... :)Do viist again:)

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  31. this really makes me want to rush out and down a cup. The chattering magpies is a lovely image. Greatly enjoyed reading your poem.

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    1. Aah!! Run and grab a cuppa, thecheesewolf!:) Thank you... I am so thrilled you liked this... :)))Do visit again,please.

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  32. Every line makes you want to have a sip of a hot brewing coffee..
    Hope Costa Coffee read its soon.

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    1. Manjulika!! Good to see you after ages! How have you been..? Oh, so this is a cup from Costa Coffee??!! Aha...you have fostered growth in my blogspace... AMEN to your prayers! Let's hope Costa guys read it soon and give me some vouchers to buy me free cuppas..:D :D

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  33. "I'm happy and snappy. Nothing can snap me" hope this for you every day of your life :) I'm pretty honest with what I like and don't so I'll just say this, as I've already been to this poem from my Google Reader the moment it got posted and now I'm here again through PU, this is not one of your best works, I've read so many better. Although I do love the happy hum of your soul here :)

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    1. Chavvi...I can't thank you enough for the arm twisting....liking and disliking are inner storms that stir a man in all consciousness , and "all at Once"...
      I guess, writing poetry is like clicking pics..Somedays it lets me shoot brilliant pics and other days they are very hazy. :((
      But, I love having you here with your frank feedback...Thank you so much... !!:))

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  34. you almost make me want to drink coffee :)
    http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/showing-that-you-care.html

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    1. Emma...go ahead and pick up your cuppa!! Thank you... its a great pleasure to see you on these pages... :))))

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  35. How ironic... I am not a coffee drinker, but just brewed a cup before sitting down to read a few poetry posts. You caught me!

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    1. Kim...Let the roasting begin....!Winter times are such a great time to sit down and enjoy your cup of coffee. Enjoy the cup!I am so pleased I have managed to inspire you..Thanks a lot!

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  36. You took me there - the coffee shop, the energy there, the chatter. I love "I'm happy and snappy"...........I am going to enjoy my cup of coffee even more after reading this.

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    1. Sherry! Great...enjoy our coffee!Good to know I'm not the only one drinking gallons and gallons of coffee. LOL. Thank you for the visit and lovely comment!:)

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  37. I love this! I'll never look at a cup of coffee the same way ever again...

    Ah, the heady aroma
    twirls its way to my belly
    giving me a kiss of life...

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    1. Serena...Thank you for the visit and the heartwarming comment. :))) Please do visit again:)

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  38. How delightfully written.. love the way you explained such banal platitudes with such bliss full simplicity..

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    1. Thank you, ashvani... your words delight me. :))

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  39. The weather is perfect to go take a sip of hot, piping coffee. You just made me want to grab that cuppa and save it for myself.

    Beautifully written. :)

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  40. great...!! ..enjy your cuppa...:)) Good to have you here, Vaishali. ThAanks

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  41. The aroma is tantalising!:)

    Novel...

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    1. Novel...behind every happy person is a substantial amount of coffee..:))))) Thanks re...

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  42. Love my coffee!! However, first store-bought coffee was at Coffee House in Calcutta...so 'slightly' different experience! :)

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