Heaven Fills My Mug: Original Poem and Art
Oh, I just love coffee. I'll publically admit that I'm a caffeine junkie. I'm also addicted to the minimalism of Japanese poetry forms. I've tried my hand at haiku, haibun, and I've done multiple tanka.
My tanka are not the classical 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count because I learned from my friend, @dbooster, that the Japanese mora are shorter than our syllables and the structure of English language doesn't naturally fit into a 5-7 syllable structure.
He advised me to adapt my tanka into a 3-5-3-5-5 syllable structure and it fits so much better, feels so much more airy.
The artwork that goes with it was done in a single line and painted with coffee. What else, right?
I have to get that coffee mug. What better way to drink coffee than from a mug with a poem about coffee on it?
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