Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

The Cup Of Coffee - Poem by Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

The coffee slowly dissolved
In the granular sugar
As I whisked it with my hand
Moving it deftly,
Then stopping to rest
And watched my hand beating it
Comforted by the rythmic sound
Watching them melt
Into each other's arms
Both losing their distinct identities
Merging into each other
Into a creamy and frothy mix.

I glanced at him
And wondered....

The milk and water boiled
Threatening to spill over
I shook out of my reverie
Snapped the stove shut
Poured the mixture into
The large coffee mug
With the heady coffee mixture
Trying to emulate the waiter at Udipi joint
The diluted milk rose into the air
And with a defiance, rose even higher
And then tried to land into the mug
It had to spill, of course.
I wasnt the expert waiter, was I?
But the coffee atleast looked nice
Replete with frothy bubbles
Dying at a frenzied pace
I rushed to give the coffee to him
Before they all died

Handed the coffee to him
And wondered.....

Comments about The Cup Of Coffee by Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (10/14/2008 12:57:00 AM)

    as the sparkling dew fluffs
    over the shadow of the grin
    green mellows when slaked
    by the brims of sweet breath........wonderfully wrought by the imagery yet of unique genre, as the gentle rippling of autumn`s dream, well penned,10+, thanks for sharing
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  • (3/30/2008 8:05:00 AM)

    I love the way that you transform an ordinary thing, an everyday event, through such intricate and vivid language.

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/30/2008 5:39:00 AM)

    Excellent monologueing, young lady...tight, crisp & mellifluous structure....intricaly detailed depiction makes this a slam-dunk of a poetic gem, T.O.!

    ~ FjR ~
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 30, 2008

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