Well, as it is a somewhat Frosty night ...

Gail Ann's Coffee Shop

I have been one acquainted with the crueller,
With doughnuts glazed, with savoury éclairs,
With caffeine sharpening wits both dull and duller.

The kindly Katerina will prepare
An English muffin with sausage, egg, and cheese.

The warmly smiling "regulars" are there.

I've walked the streets in an October breeze
Searching for breakfast, tasty, filling, cheap ---
The rumbling tummy must be put at ease.

Into Gail Ann's I sprint. I almost leap!
Small coffee and a plain bagel to go!
And now, no longer thick with last night's sleep,

With spirits not too high and not too low,
I am acquainted with a cuppa joe.

Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-02-13 at 02:38

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A funny rendition of Frost's 'Acquainted with the Night.' I like the phrase 'cuppa joe' very much.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
It's fun for the reader to discover there is complexity behind the words. It makes the poem good on so many levels, the best of which is the sheer pleasure of reading something finely conceived and executed. This seems weightless and effortless, which surely indicates how you worked to make it so. The non-classical theme and language enhances the light touch.

All in all, a joy to read. It reminds me that free form, free verse, fine though it can be, lack the qualities of intention and deliberateness. The form really does enhance the poem. Well done.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Until now, I was far more familiar with tiramisu than terza rima. I admired the craftsmanship of this poem even before I fully understood what you'd accomplished. Bravo!

Rob Graber
Oh yes, it's a "terza rima" Thanks, Tom!

Rob Graber
Nifty variation sonnet--is the structure your own creation?! Well done!