Saturday, January 9, 2016

That's Paris!

coffee
time
living literary paths
Voltaire facing off Rosseau
under the Louvre
fountains
glass pyramid
the old juxtaposed
reflected in the new
who needs Mona Lisa

that's Paris!

bones of a time long before
lie beneath Paris' floor
"arrete! C'est L'Empire de la morte!"
oh what stories the dead could tell
they'd assure us that they weren't in hell

That's Paris!

windy stair cases
cobbled streets
outdoor markets
what a treat!
aromas
moule frites
baking bread
wining and dining
al fresco
steak tartare in ...
Montmartre

that's Paris!

following the footsteps of Sartre in caf├ęs
making out conversations all day...
waiters bustling inside
outside dinners chattering away
the time... sublime

that's Paris!

following Hemingway in "A Moveable Feast"
finding Wilde in Pere Lachaise 
Jim Morrison's resting place
among the silence of those no more
an unbroken peace of those before
we still adore...

that's Paris!

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