Sometimes we too have a difficult time deciding who is the winner of a Poetry Challenge. As promised before, we would announce the winner of the challenge held in October. Don’t confuse this challenge with that about fear. We are more than proud to announce that we consider the poem written by Ankit Naik – Caffeine love – the winner of this challenge.
Well, it has not been easy picking a winner for this Poetry Challenge. There were many, that did an effort to write a good poem about coffee. Not all of them are published on our website. In the special category, you will be able to read the poems we found to be fit for publication on our website.
Why this poem? Because it is a perfectly composed personal poem, with a sense of feeling that is described as caffeine love. Ankit took the time to share his feelings and relate them to the real world. Take for instance the last line of his poem, a clear reference to our changing climate (El Niño). It is this intense, yet simple feeling of happiness that Ankit managed to rise to a higher level. Well done!
Sunlight filters in through the cracks
Blowing life into moribund reflections
Birds chirp and sing their happy song!
As the rays illuminate your porcelain
You rain over me like clouds
that burst in the rainforests of the Amazon
You smell like freshly ground coffee beans
like those injecting life into the forlorn
Your lips taste like espresso
lustrous locks dripping of vanilla scent
As we make love in the warm sheets
I realize there’s not a thing to repent
Your neck fragrant like dark mocha,
I lose myself whilst nibbling on it…
As you clench down there it splashes wet,
like shades of latte throwing a fit!
With every thrust, we sweat sweet,
subtle layers of hot cappuccino…
Till we explode surrendering to our senses,
like mindless winds gusting in El Nino
What about the other poems?
Does this mean, the other poems aren’t good? No! The poems we published on our website are poems we also like very much. We see a lot of creativity when it comes to describing something as basic as coffee. Well, maybe not so basic, judging on the poems that were sent to us!
This month you can enter the Poetry Challenge Mother Earth. The winner will be announced in December.