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the English couple

The English Couple 

The English couple, I met in Porto, looked fragrant
and demurely, she wore a flowery dress and he 
wore a white shirt and flannel trousers; and both
 both sported a discreet tan. Clearly they didn´t 
belong to the Algarve beach hugging masses who
must have deep tan to prove they have been on
holiday. It struck me they were erudite middle class  
liberals, the types that read and often comments 
in “The Guardian”  I asked them if that was so,
 they made a joke of it, which is an English way of 
hiding ones embarrassment; we parted smilingly, 
but I think I was right even though I served my
inquiry with an after taste of satire and with a light 
touch of expensive red wine.  

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 5:35:00 PM
    wow,I really like your style of writing. Very interesting one to read and I really like it.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 8/10/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Andrea