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Outdoor Cafes

The little streets near our hotel Are peppered with cafes And every night we choose one On these almost-summer days. We stand out from the locals But we're welcome, with a smile, To sip a beer and have a meal And people-watch in style. A lovely way to settle down From visiting the sights, As hectic hops around the town Dissolve to quiet nights. How fortunate to be away When weather's on our side, For suppering outdoors is great; It cannot be denied.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/1/2018 7:30:00 AM
Some of my favorite memories of visits to Mexico and France are of times spent with traveling companions in outdoor cafes. Even here in Springfield, MO, with friends, on occasion. As Maurice comments, "How nostalgic!" I like this one a lot, Ilene.
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ilene bauer
Date: 6/4/2018 4:14:00 PM
thank you, jim! eating outdoors is one of my favorite things to do so i felt very lucky that the weather cooperated and my husband and i were able to take advantage of that on our trip. i appreciate the comment...
Date: 5/31/2018 5:39:00 PM
How nostolgic! I was brought back to my days in Germany as a young man, eating at fine gasthouses and sidewalk cafés.Ja, alles war so schön! / M
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ilene bauer
Date: 6/4/2018 4:12:00 PM
hey maurice! did you live in germany? i always assumed that you were french (i guess thinking of maurice chevalier) but the countries are pretty close by. sidewalk cafes are such a treat for me and, although new york has them, the ones in berlin were just so much more charming...
Date: 5/27/2018 6:05:00 AM
Your poems are a vacation...a holiday...a wonderful feel indeed...
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ilene bauer
Date: 5/30/2018 5:03:00 PM
thank you so much, arturo! what a lovely comment to receive!
Date: 5/27/2018 3:57:00 AM
Sounds like you are having a wonderful time - I too love sitting and watching the world go by especially when we are on holiday. we have unusually good weather at the moment (sometimes it rains during the time of the TT races) Our cafes are overflowing with visitors and I love the Island coming to life at this time of year:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/30/2018 5:04:00 PM
hey jan! in new york, it's often very humid in the spring/summer so it's better to be inside an air-conditioned restaurant. berlin was pretty warm but not at all muggy so we were able to eat all of our meals outdoors, which i love...