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The Promenade The Promenade
by Nikos Laios
2015-02-09 11:14:40
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The Promenade

The
Awning
Gently
Flapped
In the
Breeze
Like the
Sails of
Some
Ship
Over
The
Cafe.

img_2134_400As I
Slipped
Halfway
Between
Sleep
And
Serenity.


Stray cats
And dogs
Sunning 
Themselves
On stony
Steps in
Some
Doorway,
Smiling
In the
Sun.

The
Sounds
Of the
Rivulets
Of a
Nearby
Stream
Bubbling
Over mossy
Rocks under
Croaking
Frog calls,
As the
Cicadas
Clicked
In the
Summer
Sun.

The
Aroma
Of fresh
Bread
Wafting
Through
The streets
From the
Local bakery
Under the
Siesta sun;
Penetrating
The grills of
Closed green
Shutters;
Geraniums
Decorating
The sills,as
My hand
Sleepily
Glides
Over her
Golden
Summer
Hips.

Summer
Pulsated 
To the
Heartbeat
Wrapped
Up In my
Embrace;
As I
Inhaled
Her
Frangipani
Hair.

I woke
Up to
Percolating
Afternoon
Coffee
Smells,
And to
Sounds of
Slapping
Playing
Cards
On cafe
Tables,
And to
The next
Chess
Moves
Being
Played
Out;as
The
Local
Beauties
Paraded by
The promenade.

In that
Moment,
I was like
Those stray
Cats and dogs
Sunning
Themselves
In the doorways
Smiling in the sun;
For I found my
Serenity;my
Summer
Day.

For
Life is
Constructed
Of these
Small
Moments
Of joy; of
Ephemeral
Moments of
Beauty strung
Together
Like a string
Of pearls.

*************************************************************************

With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

 


   
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