The Return Of My Coffee Rooster

Poetry, Seriously Weird | Posted by Jannie on 13 March 2012 @ 12:54 PM 48 Comments



my coffee rooster flew back in through the

dog door this morning with muffins for all,


his tales from far beyond the pastried portal

leaving me, as usual, with maps in my eyes.


he’d been to sea with van gogh’s blue guitar

and georgia o’ keefe’s thanksgiving ukulele,


sailing on tall ships made from fine fiddles

and scrapbooks of far-off singing at night.


he’d yodeled in the alps with gandhi’s beagle

and gambled in paris with shakespeare’s cat.


he’d crept up einstein’s rose trellis to peek

at him and churchill sitting knitting socks.


told me his favorite part was arm-wrestling

nostradamus the october night they sat up


baking and eating starlit pies and laughing

until sunrise sang them both off to dreams


of moonkissed maidens they hope to one day

meet and marry on martha’s vineyard or mars.



Just a little poem for dVerse Poets Open Link Tuesday, which goes live weekly at 2:00 Texas Time.

from my coffee rooster and me.


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  • 1

    On 16 March 2012 at 9:18 am

    Alice Audrey said, 

    I feel like I just came back from a great trip. So, will you be setting a tune to this?

  • 2

    On 16 March 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hey, Cuties!!

    Kelly is letting me use the laptop for a whole hour, whooohoo. Us sharing one now.

    Fun comments! Glad you enjoyed Talon. And G-Man, maybe an espresso elephant? Lame, I know — you got all the good ones :)

    Alice Audrey, nope, had no plans for a song out of this. Yet. :) me too, with money constraints these days for travel, I have to do it all in my mind.

    And now… to Florida and Dr. J’s blog.


  • 3

    On 18 March 2012 at 9:09 am

    EKSwitaj said, 

    I’m a bit late in commenting here, but goodness do I love this idea for a poem. Tell me: is there a tea hen out there somewhere for the coffee rooster? :)

  • 4

    On 18 March 2012 at 10:31 am

    Jannie said, 

    Hey, EKS. beter late than never. Oh yes, tea hens and hot chocolate chickens!! :)


  • 5

    On 19 March 2012 at 10:53 am

    yelena said, 

    an absolutely delightful piece!thanks for the smile and poetic inspiration :)

  • 6

    On 19 March 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Patricia of Patricias Wisdom said, 

    Thanks so much for the smile

  • 7

    On 20 March 2012 at 6:50 am

    Jannie said, 

    ladies! We are only too happy to share.

    Now… can I make my next poem as entertaining as this one? Hmmmn. I’ll see…


  • 8

    On 27 March 2012 at 5:31 pm

    ed pilolla said, 

    you really ping me around the universe in this. and i love the coffee rooster best of all:) starlit pies and gambling with a certain man’s cat were close behind.

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