Yet black as ink in sooth by cristinaledesma33

Yet black as ink in sooth

O coffee!

Doved and fragrant drink, thou drivest care away,
The object thou of that man’s wish who studies night and day.
Thou soothest him, thou giv’st him health, and God doth favor those
Who walk straight on in wisdom’s way, nor seek their own repose.
Fragrant as musk thy berry is, yet black as ink in sooth!
And he who sips thy fragrant cup can only know the truth.
Insensate they who, tasting not, yet vilify its use;
For when they thirst and seek its help, God will the gift refuse.
Oh, coffee is our wealth! for see, where’er on earth it grows,
Men live whose aims are noble, true virtues who disclose
- In Praise of Coffee, an old Arabic poem (around 1511)
Great effective in the contrast you achieved and the composition.
February 16th, 2019  
Great pov
February 17th, 2019  
@granagringa Thank you! Going for the minimalist look.. 😊
February 17th, 2019  
@bkbinthecity Thank you!
February 17th, 2019  
I might take issue with the sentiment of the poem here! However, the black coffee, white cup and black background look excellent here .
February 17th, 2019  
@helenhall Thank you! Coffee is critical when you have an exercise class first thing in the morning after a late Friday night. 😊
February 17th, 2019  
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