John Clare in a Paris Bar 4
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 12:02:35
Just to see what I've got so far and how it looks:
I love to see the glasses neatly lined
The tumbler with the drinking straws in place
I love to see the bottles ready and uncorked
And tables stained with ancient food and beer
I like the waitress leanng half way o'er
The long dark bar and where the patron
From his hiding place pushes the drapes
Aside to issue forth with crepes and cafe noir
I love the outside tables where the sign swings out
Over Parisians with mobile phones and cigarettes
Their empty espresso cups the one excuse to stay
and where they idle, watch, text, write, read and play...
Blimey - it's almost a sonnet!