Sunday, September 14, 2008


If coffee can talk,
It will tell of success and victories.
Talk, coffee, talk.

It will tell tales of defeat
Of loss, of damage, of failure and of injuries,
If coffee can talk.

Tales of heartaches and moods downbeat
Of triumphs amidst difficulties.
Talk, coffee, talk.

Talk of crossroads where lovers meet
Or distant love over vast seas.
If coffee can talk,

It will tell of discussions and debates upbeat
Treaties signed and concessions to please.
Talk, coffee, talk.

Tell of grand festivals or a feast,
To put the old and young minds at ease
If coffee can talk.
Talk, coffee, talk.

For Sunday Scribblings

**I'm not sure if this counts as a Villanelle. Hmmm.. Does it?


Winnie the poohi said...

ah loved it! simple yet sooo nice!

Coffee need not talk.. u have done that for it :P

GreenishLady said...

I've forgotten the technicalities of the villanelle, so can't say for sure... It's a great piece, though! Welcome to Sunday Scribbling.

Aki Nominal said...

Thank you! ^_^

I read up on its rhyme pattern but I'm still doubting myself. Haha!! I really do hope I got it right, though.

It's my first time joining. Thank you, greenishlady =)

B. Roan said...

Love the rhyme pattern. Very enjoyable piece. BJ

tumblewords said...

I enjoyed reading your poem! A lovely reflective post for the topic.

Aki Nominal said...

Thank you, BJ. It took me quite awhile before I got it right.

Aki Nominal said...

Thank you, tumblewords. I'm glad you enjoyed it. =D

kouji said...

very nice. :) enjoyed.

true. the stories that those cups could tell...

Aki Nominal said...

Thanks, Kouji! ^_^

It's scary though, isn't it? Imagine sitting down with a cup of coffee and then it suddenly talks back and spills the world's secrets on you.