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a carpet seller and Dali Lama

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a carpet seller and Dali Lama

The Carpet Seller and Dali Lama 

The carpet seller in Cascais is tall wears kaftan and his ebony 
face looks as a relief of an Egyptian Farao…. Carries his carpets
 on his forearm (like an offering) and show to tourists who sit 
drinking cold beer at pavement cafes.  When they ask how much 
he quotes a price impossible high for his worn rugs, to be sure
no one buys because he doesn´t want to sell them. He just like to 
walk around, it is his ways, when tired he sits on a bench folds 
the rugs on his lap dreamily stroke them and smiles. 
Where he goes when it rains I don´t know, perhaps he has got
a room somewhere, a bed, a book shelf and a postcard from 
Senegal pinned on the wall. I noticed he wears solid boots as  
Dali Lama does when flying around the world meeting famous 
people, giggles and says simple things about life and freedom. 
The carpet seller is not going home he has become a colourful 
part of the townscape, and Dali Lama will not see Tibet again 

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  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:44:00 AM
    multi-purpose rugs.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 2/23/2013 5:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    practical man