Affair with Hemingway

“I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye – that was the trouble – I wanted to kiss you good night – and there’s a lot of difference.”  –  Ernest Hemingway

“They love me like a pack of wolves.”   – Ernest Hemingway

“Love is forever. Lust is for the moment. Got a moment?” –  Michael Gorman

 

Affair with Hemingway

 

Remote corners du café

Closerie des Lilas

Summer evenings beneath stars

Sidewalk tables and stories

Late at night – mon chambre

I take you to my bed

Crawl deep inside your stories

I have my way with you

You reach out through time

Together, we do Paris

Huddled in corners

Sipping wine and champagne

Dark Smokey tables shared

Avec Fitzgerald, Ezra et

Ford Madox Ford

War stories, the bulls

Nights at Bricktops

Josephine’s rocking the joint

Gertrude’s salon

Champagne et art du jour

Picasso, Modigliani

Breathless with anticipation

I surrender and plead for more

It is the life – it is life

Bereft, insatiable, pleading for more

C’est magnifique!

 

Bisous,

Léa

Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

4 thoughts on “Affair with Hemingway”

    1. Liz, thank you. A few years ago I choose Hemingway as my main bill of fare for summer reading and somehow that just popped out. I believe it leaked out of A Moveable Feast… 😉

  1. Your poem in wonderful. I read a collection of Hemingway bios a few years ago. One from a psychoanalytic perspective and another from a family member who is a therapist stand out in my memory. He was a complicated person.

    1. Cindy, thank you, my friend. Yes, I haven’t read those but reading his words it is evident that he would have been quite complicated. Yet, the poem just flew out of the pages from that summer fling. Most likely, A Moveable Feast. Beware, this summer’s focus is Charles and Mary Lamb and William Shakespeare so I’ve no idea where this may lead… Thanks again.

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