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In the City of Love

indecision
by Eiffel Tower
shall I take lift or stairs

sipping coffee
off the beaten track
why does it taste better

on bench, relaxed
relishing the peace
can idling be a sin

fantasy shared
padlocks on a bridge
is love for ever more

pleasantly lost 
in city side streets 
do we need find the way 

an evening stroll
lovers by the Seine
who knows where it will end

soaking in her
nocturnal beauty
how can I resist her

lingering thoughts
when it's time to leave
how soon can we return


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Contest: Questionku Two
Sponsor: Richard Lamoureux
Placed 1st

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/27/2016 12:39:00 AM
I am not surprised that you won this contest....this is one of your best work,,,,you are a poet who is always hidden in the light of thought...Paul, you are magnificent as always...hugs Red
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Paul Callus
Date: 3/27/2016 4:10:00 AM
*Blush* Thank you so much Red:)) You are a, lovely, kind and generous person; I bathe in your praise! Have a lovely day! Big hugs to you ~ paul
Date: 10/26/2015 8:17:00 AM
A great win in the city of love, Richard! Balveen
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Balveen Cheema
Date: 10/26/2015 8:58:00 PM
Whoops! That was rude on my part! Apologies, Paul! Regards, Balveen
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/26/2015 6:16:00 PM
Thank you, Balveen! Hmmm Richard is a lovely name:) Your visit gave me a smile:) ~ Warm regards // paul
Date: 10/26/2015 12:43:00 AM
A great sense of place, and captures the emotion that anyone who has walked Paris on a warm Summer dawn would feel, Paul. Now, where's my passport? Congratulations! Viv
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Date: 10/26/2015 6:23:00 PM
Thank you, Viv! lovely feedback! Don't tell me you've been naughty and gone lost your passport!! I'll let you know if I find it:) // paul
Date: 10/25/2015 7:56:00 PM
Ahh Paris, congrats on your win Paul
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Date: 10/26/2015 6:28:00 PM
Paris .. she pulls the strings of my heart, Greg! Thank you for stopping by. Regards // paul
Date: 10/25/2015 7:54:00 PM
Paul, congratulations on your First Place win for this excellent Questionku. Lovely Paris imagery and great questions! Sandra
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Date: 10/26/2015 6:26:00 PM
Many thanks, Sandra. Your visits, comments and continuous support are always appreciated. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 10/25/2015 5:04:00 PM
I LOVE Paris. Wish I had thought of this idea!!! Congrats on your great win, Paul.
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Date: 10/25/2015 5:23:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. Isn't Paris beautiful! Lovely by day...romantic by night! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 10/25/2015 4:32:00 PM
Wonderful poem, Paul! I'm so glad my husband and I got to experience the Eiffel tower back in '05. Congrats on your win :)
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Date: 10/25/2015 4:40:00 PM
Thank you Laura. As you rightly put it, Eiffel Tower is an 'experience'. I had a moment of indecision, but solved it by using the lift to go up and the stairs to go down:) ~ Regards // paul
Date: 10/25/2015 4:23:00 PM
Hi Paul: Congratulations on a beautiful Paris Scene!
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/25/2015 4:36:00 PM
Thank you Ralph; glad you enjoyed it. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 10/25/2015 2:53:00 PM
I am excited for you - congratulations, Paul ... CayCay
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Date: 10/25/2015 3:00:00 PM
Thank you CayCay! Today has been my lucky day...the judges have been kind to me! Appreciate your coming back again. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 10/25/2015 1:32:00 PM
What a charming string of poems Paul so glad to sit on the top step with you - we must stop meeting like this lol:-) I'll see you very soon:-) :-) hugs jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/25/2015 2:19:00 PM
LOL:-) hugs Jan xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/25/2015 2:11:00 PM
Thank you Jan! I can already hear tongues wagging:) At least we do it in public:) Be seeing you soon:) Hugs // paul
Date: 10/25/2015 12:39:00 PM
Congratulations on a winner, Paul.
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Date: 10/25/2015 12:18:00 PM
I don't know how I missed this one Paul this is wonderful. A well deserved win!!!
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Date: 10/25/2015 12:16:00 PM
Don't even try to resist Paul, resistance is futile. Congratulations on a fine win.
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Date: 10/25/2015 2:07:00 PM
Many thanks Richard! Just realized that the results are out....so pleased to be flying high on your winners' list! Taking part was a pleasurable experience. ~ All the best. // paul
Date: 10/21/2015 9:24:00 AM
I love this, Paul - It is charming, I can relate to it and there is a love / vacation quality that readily transported me in feeling and sensation - yes, all that. I would not want to judge this contest. I have learned that kus can truly convey a lot of substance ... CayCay
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Date: 10/25/2015 11:28:00 AM
Thank you CayCay! The vibes you get about these snippets are correct; it's always lovely to receive honest feedback from you. Being a judge is never going to be easy; but I think that Richard is going to enjoy this one...have seen several worthy entries. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 10/21/2015 8:09:00 AM
Great strings Paul... Some are easy to answer, some I need time to contemplate... =`)~Olive Eloisa
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/25/2015 11:22:00 AM
Take your time, Olive_eloi:) My job is to tease the mind with statements and probes. There are no easy answers to everything! Hope you're keeping well. Hugs // paul
Date: 10/21/2015 2:48:00 AM
Excellent. Beautiful and powerful write. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 10/25/2015 11:19:00 AM
Your enjoyment is my pleasure, Ravi! Thank you for the impressive comments. ~ All the best. // paul
Date: 10/21/2015 1:57:00 AM
ohh, the city lights and splendor of love finely portrayed, paul... greeat job!.. huggs
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/25/2015 11:17:00 AM
Oh to be in Paris again!! A city that teems with inspiration. Thank you Nette, for a warm and lovely visit:) Hugs // paul
Date: 10/21/2015 1:31:00 AM
Wow loved this Paul, as I will be there in a few hours!
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/25/2015 11:13:00 AM
Thank you Arthur! Paris has a lot to offer, and it should be visited at least once in a lifetime! Enjoy your stay, mixing business with pleasure:) // paul
Date: 10/20/2015 3:25:00 AM
A powerful write penned in a unique way.....I love how your message was conveyed excellently Paul...........A.M.
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/20/2015 2:15:00 PM
Thank you Afolabi. Your visits and comments are much appreciated. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 10/19/2015 10:44:00 AM
Wonderful to be "Lost in the side streets of Paris," eh? Love, daver
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/20/2015 2:03:00 PM
Hi Daver! Paris has a lot to offer, but many people fail to savour the beauty that side streets have to offer. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 10/19/2015 9:34:00 AM
I love this deep poem written in this form thats new to me. You did your usual inspired and top level writing in this one my friend. " intoxicated by her nocturnal beauty how can I resist? our lingering thoughts as we prepare to depart will we be back soon?" Great closing! A7
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/20/2015 2:14:00 PM
Hi Robert! This form is like a haiku in which the end line is a question. Thank you for reading, the 7...and the feedback. ~ All the best, my friend. // paul