AnElephantCant help wondering how the great Pablo
Represents that staple of civilisation the coffee
Does his cubist view
Show the cream shining through
Or is it plain black or flat white or all frothy
He shows how the cup sees its contents
And the view from the wall and the ceiling
The spoon is involved
As the sugar dissolves
His art describes how the drinker is feeling
Auguste Renoir shows parasols by a river
His coffee is delicious and piled high with cream
An idyllic scene
In browns and dark green
How AnElephant imagines his life in a perfect day dream
Claude Monet just leaves an impression
His image is beautifully gentle and drowsy
The liquid is blurred
As though it is just stirred
His coffee looks as though it has clouds in
Da Vinci portrays it mathematically
He is the master of subtlety and guile
No chance of distortion
All in perfect proportion
AnElephant knows now what makes La Gioconda smile
Vincent of course shows it outside a café
On a table on a side-walk in a street with no cars
Perhaps dark perhaps light
But always at night
AnElephant wants to sit there and enjoy it while looking up at the stars
Oh, Elephant! I just love how you weave so much into your delightful verses and give rise to so many smiles! Thank you! 🙂
Oh MBT, AnElephant loves to get praise from you.
He is now a happy bunny!
Enjoyed the poetry. Can smell the aroma right here.
Glad you enjoyed both!
I’d prefer Claude Monet:) A lovley insight on these various artists and the connection to coffee. An elephant’s face in a coffee mug? And the way he has depicted the trunk. Phil’s work is delightful
Ah yes, Padmini, we each have our favourites, even among the greats.
Glad you enjoyed, and thank you for noticing Phil’s brilliant depiction of a mug.
I was just thinking to myself, that a coffee cup is the best way to catch flies. I should know, there’s one floating in my cup.
AnElephantCant contain his joy at welcoming Ms Jamcracker back to the zoo!
And try not to disturb the fly, he may be composing something quite wonderful there.
Thank you for a much needed coffee break
You are welcome, Jem, just not too much sugar, okay, you are already sweet enough!
I am sitting in a coffee shop right now reading this, how appropriate, like it very much….the coffee and your rhymes. 🙂
And how are you viewing your coffee?
Like Andy Warhol, perhaps?
Caffeine overdose alert!
Thanks for visiting, lovely to see you.
More like a van Gogh… a work of art with beautiful swirly lines on the foam on top…..( it was a cappuccino) 🙂
I really enjoyed this….but of course you mention many artists that I love. What a wonderful way to perceive coffee, but tea would have been my preference. ha
Speaking of….I should go make some quickly before I head off to work. Hope you are well.
AnElephant admires many great artists but as a general rule he mentions only those he can find useful rhymes for!
Tea is so much less romantic, don’t you think?
But glad you enjoyed, sweet lady.
Actually I think teas are more romantic. You can focus on the different colors, smells, and lovely tastes that drop on your tongue….more options. 🙂
Back on your broomstick, woman!
Can’t you find an argument on your own blog?
Lovely to see you here.
No wonder AnElephant’s nose is so long!
ha you instigator…..better watch it or AnElephant may see what I can do with a broomstick.
You would miss me if I didn’t bother you…or shall I give you a chance to see if that is true. haha