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La Moulin de la Galette, Pastry Chef

Renoir concocts a delicacy from another time,
a Napoleon, "mille feuille", a thousand leaves,
rich with the cream of humanity gathered close,
layered with intimacy from a touch, an embrace,
the crush of a crowd where one must lean
in to converse and savor words spoken
over dance music served with a dash of romance. 
Generations and genders plated with a master
chef's hand and presented with French panache.
                                             ~~ Judi Van Gorder

 

 

 

 

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~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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JoelJosol

I love this piece for two things. I love the work of the Impressionist painters. I still remember when I got to see their work i n Boston MoMA. 
The second point is I love the lyrical flow, the music in the poem itself that mirrors the music in the painting. The sound of c's, a's and s's and its alliteration.

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"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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How wonderfully presented with what I love to characterize as "album art"!

On 5/3/2020 at 10:46 AM, Tinker said:

... the crush of a crowd where one must lean
in to converse and savor words spoken
over dance music served with a dash of romance ...

Make it electronic dance music, and I am there. I won't want that night to end.

Tony

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