black coffee
on New Year’s morning
spangles of sunlight


9 Responses

  1. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Lovely, Chen-ou. I like the contract between darkness and light and love 'spangles of sunlight' – which suggests hope for the year to come – but I guess it could also refer to dizziness from a New Year's Eve party! :)


  2. Marilyn Says:

    How lovely to read on this cold morning!

  3. th. vandergrau Says:

    Where I live it would have to be a late morning for a glimpse of sunlight on New Year's, but I still like the sentiment of the poem.

  4. RomanLy Says:

    A lovely image, really like the poem! This is so an everyday situation, though it gets a special meaning for the New Year morning being a first morning of the year and a nice time to start new things…

  5. Pravat Says:

    Lovely haiku with juxtaposition. I read it twice and could discover the beauty of art-of-words!

  6. Alan Summers Says:

    A well caught last line capturing that special early light of the day, and it's bouncing around everything including the teaspoon if you were adding sugar. :)

    warm regards,


  7. Mary Davila Says:

    Beautiful Chen-ou. I especially love "spangles of sunlight".

  8. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    caviar on crackers
    champagne to cheer
    four turns five

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