Coffee and Poetry Combinations

As I was trolling through my WordPress Reader looking at all the great stuff posted by my favorite bloggers, I came across this term: “chapbooks.” I had no idea what that meant. Off to Amazon search. I discovered a bunch of creative things that should go great with coffee as I opened up my office and prepared for “office hours.” Unlike some of my colleagues who looked at office hours as a waste of time, I considered the time well spent and encouraged students during my regular classes to just come in for a chat. Their English would improve with the practice and I could find out interesting stuff about the Indonesian culture. They might even tell me about police traffic surprise inspections so I could return home at the lowest possible cost. My search at Amazon turned up some amazing stuff. Like the following.

At 23 pages Coffee Thoughts by Amy Hill is “a small collection of poems about love and coffee” (Amazon page description) and is a perfect book to go with coffee … almost. It actually took me three cups of coffee to get through it. The poetry was soooo thought provoking and good that the first two cups of coffee got cold.

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Haiku #42 – Poets Unlimited – Medium

In an age of limitless warning packages and microaggression trigger warnings, here is some straightforward advice.

You should not love me.

Source: Haiku #42 – Poets Unlimited – Medium

Game on! – Poets Unlimited – Medium

If you compete with me I’ll compete with you And I’ll kick your ass To Timbuktu I may look shy But the game’s brand new You’ve no idea What…

Source: Game on! – Poets Unlimited – Medium