Kabini* was carrying the coracle** and me
like a phlegmatic old man who carries a Palanquin
and I saw you floating towards me
sitting on a banyan tree leaf
covered in red thin skin and sweet pulp.
I never saw you this beautiful.
You were always cold and dark brown
like a meditating monk.
I always loved your heady scent
when you come to me
in a freshly brewed pot.
You awaken my spirit,
flavour my life,
and smell like soulful love
Coffee Bean, You are the one who taught me
to enhance the colour of each moment,
to refresh the aroma of each breath,
even if life puts us in boiling waters.
Coracle** – A traditional round shaped boat.
Originally published in the Jul-Aug 2021 issue of 'The Writer's and Reader's Magazine',UK. Thank you so much Storm Grayson. Special Thanks to KGenesis for the beautiful synopsis. My Sincere gratitude to Mr.Riyaz of Kalpetta,Wayanad. His in depth knowledge about Coffee Bean and Wayanad has really helped me in completing this poem. I am also overwhelmed by his kind hospitality.
Synopsis of Poem:
We must feed our soul with positive actions. The nature has ample gifts for all of us, with which we can explore the basic aspects of positive psychology including gratitude, self-compassion, creativity and strength. One such is coffee bean, rich food for your brain and soul. The fact is that it’s the best company for lovers and readers and the life partner for singles.
It might be a little bitter to accept, but all of us should realize our vulnerability. Only the hard time can prove that, whether you are a coffee bean or not. Be a coffee bean; which awakens your spirit, flavours your life, and smells like soulful love. Even if life puts you in boiling water, you enhance the colour of each moment.