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Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:21:17
Easter is past, NATE Conference is over.  How nice to meet up with the folk from Teachit there - and all those wonderful NATE members. A special hello to those of you who were in my workshop!

I've been riffling / rifling through notes and jottings and came up with some possible starting points for poems.  I had the leasure of teaching at the ELSA Conference in Paris a few weeks ago and, of course, had to sit in a cafe in Montmartre, drink a pastis and watch the passers by.  Looking at my jottings, I found this (spelling and handwriting corrected):

Bar one of many. Not far from Abbesses Metro stop. Art Deco/nouveau? Style. Accordion player outside!  Here = Silver teapots jugs  Bottles in a double line  St James Martini Capari Pastis  And sixteen of red already uncorked  Well worn bar  rocky bar stools  Catering sized cling film  Eight pression taps  Outside Parisians smoke, phone, text, write, read, empty espresso cups, ashtray lighter menu memo pad and pen.  glasses neatly lined  The tumbler with the drinking straws in place

What can be made from any of that?

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