We believe there should be more poetry in the world. So, thanks to the suggestion of one of our friends/customers, we're doing something about it — putting poetry on our website and holding regular poetry-reading events. In a world that can seem crazy, it's become one of our lifelines. To paraphrase John Fowles, "everyone has poems — the poets are just the ones who write them down."

"Raven's Wing Silk"

By Lennart Lundh

"As I hear music"

By Christen Foster

"War"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Hero"

By Fred Appelhanz

"NIGHT NECKLACES"

By Duane L Herrmann

"CHICKEN CREEK ROAD"

By Duane L Herrmann

"The Power"

By Julia Gatti

"When life empties out your pockets "

By Julia Gatti

"To War"

By Fred Appelhanz

"War's Monuments"

By Fred Appelhanz

"For The Many Young Women"

By Christina Hersh

"Late Saturday Morning"

By Lennart Lundh

"My Pink Basket"

By LeeAnn Anderson

"On the Table"

By Debbie Johnson

"A Longing"

By Fred Appelhanz

"COLE COUNTY, MISSOURI"

By Michael H. Brownstein

"Remembering"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Emerald City Blues"

By Antino Art

"An Intro To Depression"

By Christina Hersh

"Contradictions"

By Christina Hersh

"First Impressions With Lasting Impact"

By Christina Hersh

"Learning The Hard Way"

By Christina Hersh

"I graduated with honors"

By Christina Hersh

"Poverty Dreams"

By Christina Hersh

"Spring Towers"

By Duane L Herrmann

"Spring Lake"

By Duane L Herrmann

"Family Plowing"

By Duane L Herrmann

"The Blame Frame / A Call for ReFrame... (or - Oh Me Oh My, I AM That I Am too two Full Moon Eyes...)"

By Sharie Camren
Featured poem of January 2022

"Evacuation Plan"

By Sara Tiberio

"HOPE AND A BETTER DAY"

By Michael H. Brownstein

"Declaration"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Raven"

By Fred Appelhanz

"A Song in War and Peace"

By Lennart Lundh

"Old Time Songs"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Campground Recollections"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Saffron Sunrise"

By Fred Appelhanz
Featured poem of December 2021

"Spirited Away"

By Tray Jones

"Firefly Hearts"

By Shaun Harris

"Love and Forever"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Declaration"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Connotations"

By Fred Appelhanz

"GIMME A MILLION ©"

By Karyl-Ann Roehl

"WHO TO CALL AT 3AM"

By Karyl-Ann Roehl

"PANDEMIC"

By Karyl-Ann Roehl

"PONY EXPRESS"

By Duane L Herrmann

"STARS"

By Duane L Herrmann

"MARVELOUS BEAST!"

By Duane L Herrmann

"IT IS..."

By Duane L Herrmann

"We had imagination"

By Lennart Lundh

"Grandma's Apron"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Scrambled Eggs and Wine"

By Debbie Johnson

"Grandpa's Hands"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Out in the Park"

By Doug Stuber

"Farmstead Intimacy"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Homestead Memories"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Morning Mountain Rain"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Kissatens"

By Michael H. Brownstein

"SIMULTANEOUSLY"

By Karyl-Ann Roehl

"LOST MESSAGE"

By Karyl-Ann Roehl

"GRANDMA"

By Karyl-Ann Roehl

"FULL CIRCLE"

By Karyl-Ann Roehl

"Writing Poetry"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Every"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Fall"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Angelic Source"

By Duane L Herrmann

"Dead Bridge"

By Duane L Herrmann
Featured poem of November 2021

"Raining Coffee"

By Antino Art

"Credit Scores"

By Christina Hersh

"09/14 by Josi O."

By Josi Ocran

"Chopping Fingers"

By Duane L Herrmann

"EXPLORERS"

By Duane L Herrmann

"SURPRISED BY ONE"

By Duane L Herrmann
Featured poem of October 2021

"Lake in Winter"

By Lennart Lundh

"The Kentucky Coffee Tree"

By Michael H. Brownstein

"Barista"

By Caroline Johnson

"Escape"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Morning Love"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Words on Their Own"

By Duane L Herrmann

"Morning Joe"

By Jill Sharon Kimmelman

"To War"

By Fred Appelhanz

"NEWS OF THE DAY PANTOUM"

By Charlotte Mandel

"Viet Nam, Daybreak"

By Michael H. Brownstein

"Ode to Coffee in Three Little Lines"

By Lisa Tomey

"Caffe in the Cinque Terre"

By William carey

"Cup of Coffee "

By Daniel Fitzgerald

"Needing Coffee"

By Daniel Fitzgerald

"Forever Entwined"

By Fred Appelhanz
Featured poem of September 2021

"Lingering Winter's Cup"

By Cynthia Hahn

"Cool Beans"

By Cynthia Gallaher

"A LOVE AFFAIR"

By Idella Pearl Edwards

"A Starry Night"

By Karlyn Maness

"The Eloquence of Silence"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Irresistible Sunday "

By Aruna Gurumurthy

"How to Spell Rose"

By Gill McEvoy

"Caffeine High, Caffeine Low"

By Gail Ghai

"Latte Maria"

By Michael Maul

"Freedom?"

By Fred Appelhanz

"This Life"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Take Me"

By Fred Appelhanz

"WALKS OF RALEIGH"

By Antino Art

"While You're Away"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Honey"

By Fred Appelhanz

"Down the Grassy Aisles"

By Aruna Gurumurthy

"Just for a While"

By Mark Johnson

"Now or Never"

By Doug Stuber
Featured poem of August 2021

"Coffee Ode"

By Alice Osborn

"Morning"

By Gail Cappaert

"A Good Box It Was"

By Debbie Johnson

"I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE"

By Ralph Blessing

"Countless Strangers Passing"

By Duane L Herrmann

"FOUND"

By Duane L Herrmann

"FIRE EXPOSED"

By Duane L Herrmann

"DANGER!!"

By Duane L Herrmann

"UNDER THE HORIZON"

By Duane L Herrmann

"HOW CAN YOU?"

By Duane L Herrmann

"The Island"

By Dan Decker

"Who Wants Coffee"

By Debbie Johnson

"Rainy Kiss"

By Debbie Johnson