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CAFE   TERRACE   AT   NIGHT           (Van  Gogh)

Orbital focus of assured kindness and hospitality
From the waitress in long white apron
Where time stands still for a moment,
Where the  golden interior glow of the shelter
Gravitates under  the canvas roof and
Permits a little topaz flavor to anoint  the cobbled street,
Its dark forbidding geometry of the night, 
Its  silhouetted shapes  of blackened  houses
Whose dead windows suggest only a half life,
Whose clock tower suggests the running sands of time, 
While  dizzying stars, circular orbs of cold white,
Stare unblinking at the colors uncertain 
In a neighbourhood of crumbling age,
On the pavement of uncertain difficult cobbles.
The café is not crowded but it is the sun 
For the people orbiting its warmth. 

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