Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Our Green Leaf Collaboration Poem

We're getting some nice feedback on Eggnog Latte at a couple of different online poetry boards.

First, the poem, then the comments:

Eggnog Latte...

In the falling afternoon sunlight,
Lazy Fall Sunday afternoon,
A steaming cup of holiday,
Whirls about my mind,
Stirred and lidded hand-warmer,
From which I spill poetry.

As I sip from that cup of memories
Of holidays long gone by
I savor the fragrance of their joy
Amid the velvet echoes
Of loves' sweet caress

Creamy and dreamy,
blackness and fluff
sweetness lingers
covering the bitter bite

Last minute shopping,
frantic wrapping,
hiding all the whimsical surprises,
at last a reward of frothy delight,
time being held still with a sip of holiday enjoyment,
a sense of satisfaction of new memories
being created and old ones passed on.

By: Green Leaf Coffee House Poetry Circle
© 11/24/2007
Contributing Authors: (In order of verse written)
Daniel A. Stafford
Russ Pergram
Shannon Prahl
Mary Andersen

Fom Elle Rush at Mystic Muse:

You know I love collaboration, it really helps the creative process along.
Inspiring people are, well..... inspiring!
Awesome & thank you for posting! Invite these Poets to our board!!

From Cottage Rose at Flowing Quills:

" This is a very nice collab Dan. Brings to mind
the song "Memories are made of this" All sweet
things certainly need to be kept in our memory
box. Sylvia"

From Blueberry Kitten at Flowing Quills:

"Life in a northern town. It sounds like a dream. Make's you feel warm. "

Saturday, January 12, 2008

January PLP Reading at Green Leaf Coffee House

PLP Reading at Green Leaf Coffee House

January poetry : open mike - Green Leaf Coffee House Poetry Circle

The afternoon will start of with a poetry open mike and / or poetry and writing discussion, and end with co-writing a poem for December.

Date: Saturday January 19, 2007

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Repeats: This event repeats every month on the third Saturday.


Green Leaf Coffee House, 2400 S. Eola Road, Suite G Aurora, IL

Poetry readings will ORDINARILY be held the Third Saturday of the month from 7pm to 9pm at:

Green Leaf Coffee House(located in Sun Plaza)
2400 S. Eola Road, Suite G
Aurora, IL 60504

Attendance is free of charge and all poets and spoken-word artists are welcome to read.

Contact Dan Stafford at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Plainfield_live_poetry/post?postID=zbYmiUupdQukZzJQBTy7jUYPgiTkXvuQ7SHgEmGrheGcoN6Pkyu82oFbQtA3x4gisRNU7N48DTLMqBLr or 815-483-8878 or Jillmarie at Green Leaf Coffee House (greenleafcoffee@sbcglobal.net)

Sun Plaza is located on the far Southwestern portion of Eola Road about two miles before it intersects US Hwy 30.

Please forward this message to anyone you feel may be interested in reading or attending.