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Caffeine's Contribution

Updated on September 11, 2013
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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silent around me

wrapping its wadding closer

blurring lines

perceptions softened


coffee cup in hand

i feed the mill of words

the shot of caffeine

needed

to begin the flow

and feed the poetic furnace


between sputters

i read the works

of those poets

i admire most

and wonder

if a second cup

will open the spigot further



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt August 30, 2012. Do not use or copy without the express written permission of the author.

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Good poem short and to the point.

      Vote up, Joyce.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Joyce!!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      I liked this! It's usually at the end of my second cup that I start getting ideas. A third cup might scare myself! lol Good Job!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I will have a cup with you sweet friend.. you are such a special person and writer.. God Bless you

      Debbie

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Me too! Your next sip, think of me. Here's to you.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      feed the poetic furnance.. yeah I like that line good to wake up to a fresh cup of Audrey's poetry voted awesome!

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      I am with you on this one!

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      A second cup usually works for me...I enjoyed this little poem and reflection...thanks for sharing:-))

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Apparently, you were fully caffeinated when you wrote this brilliant cup of fuel for the neurons! Love the spigot reference.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This is lovely and a great way of looking at the boost a writer needs. You did a wonderful job on this one. I hope I can get caffeinated like you are.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this. I hope your spigot forever flows..

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you rcrumple!!! I just can't do the third cup!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Debbie!! Hope all is well with you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Martin!! And here's to you!!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Judging from the quality of your work I would say the spigot is open full. Wonderful work!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Mark!!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      I love this! Always go for the second cup!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up. Short but sweet. Could smell the coffee and the poetic fires burning. Passing this on.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hmm, maybe I should start drinking a second cup! Lol....good one, caffeine - my favorite topic :)

      Voting up ++

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Lol..you don't need caffeine to open your 'spigot' Ms. Howitt! But - i do adore a good cuppa, as well!

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      arb 4 years ago from oregon

      The aroma of simplicity lingers longest. Perhaps because it is brewed in the right pot. Perhaps from better beans or perhaps because the thirsty cup is simply tired of bad coffee. Thanks for a better cup.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant Audrey and thanks for sharing.

      Enjoy your weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Oh! yes yes coffee will open up many more, great poem.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Great, Audrey, thanks for sharing!! Passing this round.

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      ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Audrey,

      Ahh...the sweet creative elixir that is caffeine. Some of my weirdest stories have come out of (one too many) pots of coffee. Wonderful piece you have here!

      Thanks,

      Thomas

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      A cup is just enough for me for my egg and rice while I'm on HubPages. Beautiful 'coffee' poem!

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      HouseBuyersUS 4 years ago from Centreville, Virginia, USA

      Very well written...wonderful!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Valleypoet!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thanks Amy!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Hyphenbird! Great to see you!

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      mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      addicted to caffine and addicted to words

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      I can relate to this poem. There are times, thoughts are there but words can't make a sentence.

      Well said, Audrey.

      Sharing it across

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      Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

      I hope coffee does more for you than it does for me.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!!! I do too!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Bill!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!! How are you today??

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      You are a great writer Audrey, lovely work. Voted up, and rated awesome and beautiful :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Audrey, I understand the connection between caffeine and poetry.

      Wonderful piece of writing!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you btrbell!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Gypsy!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you LaThing!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Almost time for a cuppa! Thank you!!!!

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      Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

      My igrorance of poetry is immense.. but somehow I know coffee must be related to the jolt of emotion.. or sometimes, the slow and subtle feeling of awakening. The best moments of life must be poetry, but to catch them ... ha ... that must be the trick, especially when using the net of words.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Arb! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Caffeine is definately my fuel.... although this morning I think I overfueled the tank... I am feeling a little shakey! :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Eddy--thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thanks so much midget38!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much ThoughtSandwiches--gotta have my brew!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much HouseBuyersUS!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Oh--me too!! Thank you so much for your visit and kind words mcbirdbks!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruchira! And thank you for the share!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Nikki!! Good to see you and yes--it does help! Thank you for stopping by!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Olde Cashmere!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Vinaya!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Rochelle! Actually, I think you a wonderful poet!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Audrey,

      Well written, where would we be without the caffeine injection to set the cog wheels in motion! I need at least 2 to get going!! Awesome job!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for the read and comments barbergirl!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Suzie HQ!!!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....ironic to say that I am having my wake up coffee right now as I speak/write to you - you know, the one after my night shift sleep which starts the day - or the day doesen't start at all - and it's always nice to start my day with you - sending you warm wishes and good energy to you with my '2nd cup' at lake erie time ontario canada 12:04pm

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Epi Man--thank you so much for your visit--I am off to my second cup myself right about now

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is a great! I don't know how often I've tried different ways to feel inspiration. I love the phrase "feed the poetic furnace". So true! And coffee certainly doesn't hurt.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Beautiful and food for thought. Voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much vespawoolf!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you rajan!!

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Audrey... what would a writer without coffee be... It seems like the pot is always on around here... Thanks for this and voted up and across the board...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Rolly!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Maybe a coffee is what I need today to get the creative juices flowing.

      Liked this one a lot!

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I really need to start drinking better coffee - what brand did you say?

      Awesome!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Susan!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hello realhousewife and thank you!!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      i feed the mill of words

      the shot of caffeine

      needed

      to begin the flow

      and feed the poetic furnace -

      Brilliant! Your imagination captures just the right words to feed your creative juices. I love this poem so much. Up, awesome, interesting and sharing everywhere!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Audrey! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      When caffeine is needed here's a great solution! Your poems are so clever Audrey :) I am sharing here and on Facebook too.

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      That is great and I voted up for sure.

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      It is amazing what one can write as their creative juices get flowing! A little caffeine does you wonders! However, you are wonderful wothout it! Great poem!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Christy! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you IntegretyYes!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hey Audra! Thank you!

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      Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho

      That is exactly how I feel in the morning, especially if I'm going to string together coherent words. Lovely : )

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Jennifer!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      How true Audrey! Voted up, beautiful and passed it on.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Oh how I enjoy my caffeine. I get mine via tea and/or diet coke...no matter which way we get it the buzz is almost as good as your tribute poem!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Rajan!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Linda! Thank you!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      A brilliant tribute to caffeine as only your poetry can do. Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Audrey!! Thank you!! And I am loving your poetry as well!

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Audrey,

      I feel the same way about my morning cup, especially the first one.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Tycoon Sam--love your name by the way!

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      what a beautiful day to spend the day...comforting...

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you raciniwa!!

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Great poem again, Audrey. Just saw the link on tsu and came immediately. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Thank you Cornelia! I so appreciate it!

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      WilliamTasker 2 years ago

      Lovely poem. I love your line breaks.

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      Audrey Howitt 21 months ago from California

      Thank you William! I appreciate your comment!

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