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Poetry Critical 2.0

Hey guys, Donald here.

In a few weeks, this site will be 9 years old. 9 years! And I still know some of the earliest submissions by heart.

But, boy. That’s like 102 in web-years. So it’s time for something new. I’m building that something now with my nights-and-weekend minutes (and plenty of coffee). Buy me a cup?

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Random Poem:

Coffee is a Metaphor...
smitaanand

insomnia sips steaming aroma
 1
of nocturnal espresso till ughten,
 2
in gossamer fragilities of lunar china,
 3
savoring it on adrenaline tongue
 4
with dashes of grappa introspections,
 5
punctuated in the buzz
 6
of fluttering moth-wings
 7
indulging in the psychedelia
 8
of streetlight's fabrications,
 9
until cream of dawn dilutes
 10
bitterness of night
 11
as a blasphemous epithet.
 12
 
 
 
 
when virgin morn splatters
 13
muddy froth of stale coffee on horizons,
 14
rinsing dredges of night
 15
with rose-tinted fingertips,
 16
honeyed trickles of sunshine mingle
 17
with brewing black coffee,
 18
flavoring bland shivers of winter
 19
with lingering traces
 20
of autumn's cinnamon sighs,
 21
to concoct a cafe miel
 22
for erasing smears of drowsiness.
 23
 
 
 
 
crisp, lukewarm, nascent days
 24
are toasts layered in sun's marmalade
 25
tasted by starved appetite,
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with sips of foamy cappuccinos,
 27
laced in exotic whispers
 28
of sweet tooth cocoa~
 29
a heaped spoonful of passion
 30
to besmirch stoic flavors
 31
of straitlaced coffee,
 32
into insinuation of mocha delights.
 33
 
 
 
 
afternoons are languid,
 34
with after-lunch complacence,
 35
and a consciousness
 36
over-brimmed with read chapters
 37
of mixed feeling paperbacks,
 38
scribbled on dogeared diaries
 39
penned with intuition and intrigue~
 40
sipping a naive latte
 41
in creamy mouthfuls
 42
of soft absentminded epistles,
 43
day dissolves into graffiti dusks
 44
tasting like softness
 45
of coffee cakes on the palate.
 46
 
 
 
 
the fluid night is
 47
salted in sugar granules of stars,
 48
as a sweetened cafe noir
 49
served in demitasse of dialogue~
 50
a perfect epilogue to dined reflections
 51
in diaphanous candlelight,
 52
when fireplaces cackle
 53
with tangerine laughter-flames,
 54
an eggnog latte steaming in porcelain
 55
defines the warmth borrowed
 56
by cuddled blankets on
 57
snoozing armchairs in solitude.
 58
 
 
 
 
in summers sweating
 59
their sensibilities on brow frowns,
 60
frosted frappé mists hourglass clarities
 61
of parched moments in
 62
a bittersweet, iced concoction,
 63
satiating singed petals of marigold noons.
 64
jagged edges of heated conversations
 65
are smoothened by frozen gulps
 66
rolling down arid throats
 67
like rounded, treacle vowels...
 68

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