Heaven Fills My Mug: Original Poem and Art

in poetry •  last year

Coffee Tanka.jpg

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 scanned it and edited it digitally. Printed versions of this piece on different media are available via my Redbubble webshop, as well as prints of the drawing itself.

I have to get that coffee mug. What better way to drink coffee than from a mug with a poem about coffee on it?

Hugs

Tiny


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Yeah you really need a mug with your own poem on it, hell yeah!!

Last week I had a headache in the weekend because of coffee withdrawal I think, imagine how much life coffee means to us ;)

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I need both mug designs and a travel mug for good measure!!!

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Indeed! Travel mug is also a winner. But really one that keeps it steaming steaming hot. And coffee made from a filer pot of course (or is this just me)

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I'm a french press girl myself.

Now this is something anyone can enjoy. Poetry, coffee and mugs all combined into one post...and mug.

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I know right? I stole your idea. Sorry. But the minute you mentioned a coffee poem mug, the poem was just in my head.

04:00 in de nacht precies en ineens, gek genoeg, zin in koffie :)

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Hoe zou dat nu toch komen?

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Ik denk dat er een subliminal message inzit... :D

I love the look of it, and great poem! Is the light brown in the middle of the mug also coffee? How did you get that color?

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I sampled the colour from a part of the original drawing. The splotch in the middle was added digitally. I'll show you the original if you want, Surfie.

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Ahh, got it. You made it look very good, that part doesn't look digital at all :)

I saw one without the splotch in the middle, is that the original?

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That was probably the original, yes. :-D

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O okay. You should do more like this!

Love the poetry Very well-informed post keep It up