Sonnet for Tim Hortons Philippines

Posted on: Apr 19, 2017

By Clarence M. Batan**

Who would have thought this day would come
When Canada’s Tim Hortons land
In my sunny tropical home –
Coffee chain’s finest, newest brand!
Where double-double or triple Double is possible. To sip
To enjoy – hot, cold and simple,
Flavorful like a soulful lift.
When I was at DAL***, I wrote most
Of my dissertation at Tim’s –
The life I’ve had, the loveliest
The future I am living since.


*Written at Tim Hortons United Nations Square branch, Manila, Philippines | April 16, 2017 | Easter Sunday | 4:00 PM **I spent almost 8 years in Canada studying my PhD in Sociology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. ***DAL is the short name of “Dalhousie”.

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