Notes from An Alien

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Coffee Shop Haibun

I can’t avoid sharing today’s re-blog — since I’m getting used to a new cafe :-)


In an attempt to escape the chill in my house and save on heating bills, I took my writing to a café recently, which finally gave rise to some lighter verse. Over at dVerse Poets Pub, we are focusing on ekphrasis, combining art and poetry, allowing them to complement and lift each other. So, instead of a photo of a current Viennese coffee house, I will show you a picture by an anonymous painter showing the first coffee house in Vienna, The Blue Bottle, and acknowledging the Turkish legacy of the brew.

Zu der Blauen Flaschen, from Zu der Blauen Flaschen, from

There is a constant buzz in the air and I can’t help but catch random nouns, fleeting storm of verbs, wondering about the beginning or end of a story. Here once men (and only men, save for serving-wenches) met for important discussions, philosophy and politics, courtly tricks well played. Nowadays it’s…

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3 responses to “Coffee Shop Haibun

  1. Jane Watson February 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I hope you are going to write about your new cafe, Alex – I love hearing about cafes that writers frequent….:-)


  2. Alexander M Zoltai February 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I will definitely keep that in mind, Jane :-)


  3. Pingback: My “New” Coffee House . . . | Notes from An Alien

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