Oh, my goodness, that is such an easy question to answer. My favorite drink of all time is COFFEE — The elixir of life.
In fact, anyone who has followed my blog for any amount of time could have answered it for me, because they all know I have five specific categories on my website that are dedicated to coffee: ‘Daily Grind Coffee Quotes,’ ‘Coffee Thursday,’ ‘Let’s Talk Coffee,’ ‘Coffee Is a Poem,’ and ‘Coffee Valentines.’ 🙂
Not only that, but I’ve published the Daily Grind Coffee Lover’s Journal, and I am in the process of writing my newest coffee book titled Coffee: The Elixir of Life, which will include articles, poetry, and fabulous pictures with appropriate captions. Added to those activities, I have begun preparing a series of podcasts titled “Let’s Talk Coffee.” They aren’t available for the public yet, but soon.
I’m still working on my coffee poetry book, and I’m thinking about including this poem in the mix. I’m not sure yet, because I’m not positive it’s clear and understandable. If any of you who read it on here have an opinion about whether the point is clear — or confusing — let me know in the comments. Thanks. And — hopefully — you’ll enjoy it.
A CUP OF JOSEPH DANIELS???
I heard the story this way, And perhaps it’s mostly true: That way back when, in World War I, Coffee’s popularity grew.
It seems a Joseph Daniels, Navy Secretary then, Made efforts strong to change some things And bolster moral men.
He instituted new rules So Navy guys would think, And contemplate the consequence Of inebriating drink.
Banned alcohol consumption, And, naturally, that led To stewards brewing coffee more For sailors to drink instead.
According to the legend, This mark the guys did toe, But much disgruntled at their loss, Nicknamed their coffee “Joe.”
I’m working on a new coffee poetry book. It will include a little more than poems though. I think I’ll use several of the coffee photos and quotes that I used in my coffee lovers journal and intersperse them between the poems. I’ll have to see how the plan works out. Right now, I think it is destined to be more of a “coffee table” book [no pun intended :)] with full color inside. I have loads of coffee poems already written of course, but I have to write some new ones as well. Today, I thought I’d share one of the newest — hot off the press, so to speak.
MY BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
I have a great respect for milk and tea, And I drink both of them occasion’ly. I’m not a snob, though some may think me so; It’s just that I’ve a favorite drink called ‘Joe.’
It’s quite a nickname, that, and quite a tale Of how it came about, but truth to tell, That story isn’t pertinent to this rhyme, So I will share it all another time.
For now, I’d like to focus on my cup. Its freshly-brewed aroma lifts me up. The coffee’s hot and black and medium roast. To celebrate, I’ll make a tasty toast:
To coffee, life’s elixir, piping hot ⸺ The energizing drink that hits the spot. But comforting as well; it soothes my soul. My beverage of choice: it wins the poll.
Life gets so busy, and I’m finding it harder and harder to post on the website the way I used to. I miss it. And I decided today that it has been entirely too long since I have written some cinquain — or since I have written about coffee. So I decided to combine the two subjects and here’s what I came up with.
I need A pick-me-up. And I know what will work: A cup of fragrant, fresh-brewed joy — Coffee!
It’s great At any time. One cup won’t be enough. I feel inspired to brew up a Full pot.
Well, here we are to the big love day and my final Coffee Valentine. I hope these light-hearted messages of love have added to your celebration of Valentine’s Day and to your enjoyment of great coffee. 🙂
COFFEE VALENTINE # 7
Your love is like the world’s best coffee. I just can’t get enough of it, so I’m ordering refills for life.
Can you believe we are already smack-dab in the middle of February of this new year? And everyone knows what February means: Hearts, flowers, chocolates, and love songs — and coffee, right???? Yes? No?
I say, “Yes.!” Of course coffee is one of the great loves of my life, so naturally when celebrating love, I include coffee as my beverage of choice.
And I’ve just been thinking: We should have us some coffee valentines. So … true to my unique — or should we say “off- the-wall” — character, I’ve decided to post a few of the aforementioned sentiments during the next few days. Below, you will find Coffee Valentine # 1.
COFFEE VALENTINE # 1
Wow, you’ve made a huge splash in my life! Will you please be my Valentine?