The Coffee of Great Art

Coffee Mug by Phil Burns

Coffee Mug by Phil Burns

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

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless.
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18 Responses to The Coffee of Great Art

  1. Oh, Elephant! I just love how you weave so much into your delightful verses and give rise to so many smiles! Thank you! 🙂


  2. Enjoyed the poetry. Can smell the aroma right here.


  3. nightlake says:

    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


  4. 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.


  5. Thank you for a much needed coffee break


  6. utesmile says:

    I am sitting in a coffee shop right now reading this, how appropriate, like it very much….the coffee and your rhymes. 🙂


  7. Anja says:

    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.


      • Anja says:

        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!


          • Anja says:

            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


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