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Life Is A Cup Of Coffee

cafe tables full
travellers rest their weary souls
cappuccinos chatter 

 coffee cools, cups slowly emptied
life’s hectic race begins again 

MikeJackson©2011

During a visit this afternoon to a very busy coffee shop this came to mind and I decided to have a go at a ‘Tanka’ – it could loosely be defined as a Haiku with two added lines. Jane Reichhold in her book ‘Writing & Enjoying Haiku’ suggests that you should try to see if the haiku and the last two lines can both stand on their own as poems – I’ve tried but I’m not sure.

Shared with The Purple Treehouse and  Haiku My Heart