cautiously we walk  on
a snow swept  sidewalk.
Safe inside, your arms shield
me from  the chaotic traffic.
Steadfast against you
I fixate on your impossibly sexy voice
discussing *Down and Out In Paris
as I surreptitiously slip into the
mind of left bank female poets cultivating
anarchy in your adventurous ear.
At our favorite café you order tea
and hot cocoa for me with thick cream
that you lick from my  lips.
The cosmos cease to exist and
we dissolve in the windows prism
disappear into a nomadic world
of lovers.

 

 

art by Tom Soillot

 

*Down and Out in Paris  and London

by George Orwell

 

135 thoughts on “in my favorite dream

  1. Holly, my experience with Orwell’s work is limited; “Animal House” and “1984.” I will search for this piece.
    Amazing write as usual. You have the wonderful ability to paint images with your words. Not many of us mortals can do that. Bravo.

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  2. MANGOESS—FROM AN ITINERANT PIANO PLAYER ON THE COLLEGE C URCUIT—“THE MANGOES OF LOVE” DROPPED MY COMPUTER LAST NIGHT–NOW NEITHER YOUR REBLOG OR PRESS THIS WORKS FOR ME—WHAT CRUEL REALITY!!! 😦

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          1. Right. And the cruises go to specific resort areas…mostly on the northern side of the island. A friend has gone several times and loved the rest and activities. Only commercial people and we missionaries go into the interior or along the southern shores. Of course I’m sure resorts are now all over—separated from the general population, except for git shopping areas. ❤

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          2. We have them here as well. They like to rest on the ocean floor. They will leave their spikes in you and getting them out is painful and can result in an infection. They aren’t to be taken lightly. 😊

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          3. I happened to read a comment or two above my space…I think it was from a gentleman commenting on the two or three most recent of your posts. BEEN TRYING TO FIND IT–HAVEN’T. SO ME BAD FOR BEING MISTAKEN???

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          4. But like the fool that I am–I’ve declared myself—you are the pinnacle of the pile of my redheaded friends. Not only a highly talented poet–but you treat–so far as I’m aware–all your adoring following with love and delight. I, um. rest my case! ❤

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          5. I’ve learned to tame some…of my redhead tendencies…I think! I still love you lots! And yes, I’ve felt your ire from time to time! won’t stop me from being a friend to you! Now a good swift kick to the leg…but I’m too far away for that (Praise God) THAT WOULD HURT–all of me!

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          6. I know…so I wrote myself a little reminder…HOLD THE TONGUE BEFORE IT SLIPS…! Too often I act like a needy old buzzard—Someone told me–a younger blogger–to get lost. That and I’m being downsized–this Friday is my last day at this job—essentially going to “retire” young for medical reasons. I’m a sucker for some feelings! I’m sure glad you are kind to this poet man 🙂

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          7. Promise to. Going on disability will be a challenge…but something my doctor and others have been trying to convince me of for yra\\ears. Have gotten decrepid eongh to think I’m ready for it. AAK–my typos!

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        1. haha, thank you, yes that’s what it is…no, it’s a very cheap wine, no cork, just a screw on cap, it’s sweet and goes straight to ones head. I learned about it as a teen, now I have outgrown it…that’s what I tell everyone anyway. xo

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  3. Another beautiful poem lovely, and to a place of romance on top of that. “The cosmos cease to exist and we dissolve in the windows prism”, what a soul binding line. A nomadic world of lovers, I can’t stress how beautiful that sounds, your words mesmerize me lovely….you are a dream. You know what they say, don’t call it a dream, call it a plan. ❤️🌹. Lovely write up gorgeous.🌹🌹

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      1. You’re also sweet and beautiful to top it off. You have a plan to get back to Paris, my plan is to beg you to take me with you.😍😍🎶🎶🌹🌹

        Je fais la grande compagnie!❤️

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