Saturday, September 29, 2007

How Do I Love Thee, Coffee?

Let me count the ways.
(with sincere apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning ....)

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My cup can reach.

I love thee to the level of everyday's
most quiet need (which is to start the day with you.)

I love thee freely (as I strive to awaken.)
I love thee purely (as one who is addicted.)
I love thee with a passion (which is embarrassing.)

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
when I was pregnant
and had morning sickness,
but my love is so strong
it was reclaimed when all sickness had passed.

I love thee with the breath (though coffee breath be not pleasant)
with the Smiles, tears, of all my life!

and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death,
for surely there is coffee in Heaven.

[Don't forget to visit Nutmeg, get your BNL fix, and send her a post for her "Loveliness of Comfort Drinks" fair.]


Joe H said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. That's why it's so hard having given up coffee for the entire 40 Days for Life (I've made it to day 4 so far!).

Liz said...

Never developed that particular passion. I really like tea, but I go days without drinking it. I enjoy an espresso once in awhile (like maybe twice a year), but actually prefer coffee milkshakes or ice cream to the actual beverage. One of my two favorite kinds of ice cream to have in a hot fudge sundae is coffee (the other is pistachio - I know very, very strange). Actually coffee doesn't really agree all that much with my digestive tract which is why I've never worked on developing an addiction. DD can't drink it either, and ds prefers tea for the most part. DH is the only regular coffee drinker around here, although we do have one fairly frequent guest whom I think indulges as well.

Theresa said...

Too perfect, Karen!

Karen E. said...

Joe, thanks for the reminder to post about the 40 days!
Liz, how did we get to be friends when you don't drink coffee and you root for the Red Sox? ;-)
Theresa, when will you be here for a cup?

Cay said...

How fun!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I seriously praise God every day for the gift of coffee! How did the Europeans exist so long without it?