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Coffee

Thursday Thirteen is a meme with one purpose:  to get to know bloggers better. Thirteen secrets they’ve never shared before, Thirteen random things about themselves or their lives that give the reader a better idea of who they are.

Thirteen reasons I love coffee

  1. It wakes me up like nothing else.
  2. The smell of coffee brewing has got to be the closest thing to the perfect smell ever created.
  3. Mornings aren’t complete without the jingle of a spoon in my coffee mug.
  4. Drinking coffee is a relaxing way to spend your time.
  5. You can always escape the annoyance of shopping by stopping for a coffee. 
  6. Making coffee at work breaks the day up into manageable chunks.
  7. Making someone else a coffee is a great way to say sorry.
  8. There are thousands of varieties of coffee so you can always experiment with a different flavour.
  9. Old coffee cups have character.
  10. Coffee can increase alertness and improve short-term recall.
  11. Coffee is good for you.
  12. Instant coffee really is instant.  All you need is boiling water to add and it’s ready to drink.
  13. You can add whisky to coffee and it only makes it taste better.

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Poetry

As so many 27ers are posting their favourite poems or even writing their own I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and combine it with my Thursday Thirteen.  It’s a jolly good way to celebrate National Poetry Day.

My Thursday Thirteen Poems

  1. Sonnet 130. My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the SunBy William Shakespeare.  Early 17th Century.
  2. Ozymandias. By Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1818
  3. mehitabel was once cleopatraBy Don Marquis, in “archy and mehitabel,” 1927
  4. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. By Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1797
  5. The Walrus and the CarpenterBy Lewis Carroll 1872
  6. Solomon GrundyBy James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, 1842.
  7. Paradise Lost.  John Milton. 1667.
  8. The Owl and the Pussycat. By Edward Lear. 1871
  9. The Tyger By William Blake. 1794
  10. Dulce et decorum est.  By Wilfred Owen. 1818
  11. Song. By Christina Rosetti. 1891
  12. The Divine Comedyby Dante Alighieri.  Early 14th Century Translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1882)
  13. On the Pulse of Morning.  Maya Angelou. 1993

I won’t curse you with my own weak verse.

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