Will You Go With Me, To Paris?

will you take my hand
as I walk along the streets
where the aroma of light,
fruity to burnt coffee
lightly caramelized
almost nutty is teasing
my senses and the scent
of a handmade bread
is making me salivate
as I tear the croissant into pieces
butter them up before each bite
or we can dunk it in coffee
which would be fun
 if you want

will you sit beside me
as I write every word of love
admiration and passion
I have for you
while I struggle
to rhyme every word
and count every syllable
or better yet, I’ll settle for free verse
I am sure though I could not rhyme them
or even count the syllables
as you will be busy tickling
and delightfully bugging me
will you go with me,
to Paris?
let’s have coffee and croissant
and write our first love poem together

meanwhile, a coffee with you anywhere else would be lovely

it doesn’t even have to be a croissant, it could be just a slice of Japanese cake or BLT sandwich

it doesn’t even have to be a freshly brewed coffee, it could be just a homemade tea or a mango juice

we don’t even need to walk the streets of Paris

cos it feels like Paris with you

 

P.S.

For Irma, whose post about Paris and its migrant workers touched my heart so much https://iidorun.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/salt-of-the-city-a-haibun/ and her inspiring story about her then boyfriend’s marriage proposal in Paris.

And for Punam https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/first-love/ whose love poems makes you wanna fall in love all over again and go to Paris, the city of love

And more love for everyone as we battle the current health scare❤❤❤

60 Comments

  1. mrswrangler says:

    The cake spoke to me.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Lol…its delicious …really 😉

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  2. I would really enjoy such delights, would go there if I could. A moment of dreaming of how life should be. Blessings

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    1. michnavs says:

      More blessings to you too Nanette😊😊😊

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  3. ivor20 says:

    Love is grand Mich…… 💙💙🌏

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is true Ivor …we do grand things for love ❤

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  4. Aww, Mich! ❤️ Thank you so much! Such a lovely verse and the pics are 😍😍
    Thank you, my dear. 🤗

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    1. michnavs says:

      Your welcome Punam…you write epic love poems 💗💗💗

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  5. Love is everything and I loved your expresso coffee too, Mich. Love can conquer all worlds. Too good.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed Kamal..love will..especially now that we are facing a worldwide health scare.🤗

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      1. Yes Mich ultimately Love will conquer every aspect of Life.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Cheers for love❤❤❤

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      3. Yes Mich, cheers for Love 🌷🌷🌷♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  6. This was wonderful. You gave us the scents and tastes. You used the senses wonderfully.
    Bravo

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Drew..i appreciate you dropping by..😊😊

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  7. Gina says:

    Everything looks delicious on those plates and I see some nyonya kueh too! anywhere with you will so beautiful my dear, its your company that sparkles not the lights of Paris or the charm of France. such a lovely shout out to Irma and Punam, our lovely friends and amazing poets. yous share love so abundantly!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Gina..i love the little tiny Malaysian delicacies served in most local restaurants .. you get to have a little of everything…i love onde onde too…they are cute and delicious sweet balls.

      Ang oh yes Irma and Punam write beautiful love Poems..

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      1. Gina says:

        haha onde onde is classic Melaka kueh, we love them too! you can’t get them in Paris though…LOL!

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      2. michnavs says:

        Lol….we all love it..the girls love it.

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  8. Yes, Mich, I’ll go to Paris with you! 😉 Beautifully written and of course, Paris is wherever we might be with our loved ones. 💙

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yey…got one..lol..

      Indeed Di, its the place to celebrate love with our love ones.

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  9. calmkate says:

    Agree you lured my senses, seduced my soul as you write love to our special logophile ladies ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      ❤❤❤i am loving that title Kate…😊 thank you.

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      1. calmkate says:

        my greatest pleasure my dear HUGS 🙂

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      2. michnavs says:

        🤗🤗🤗

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  10. You are on fire, My Friend!! Loved this! Bellissimo!!
    xoxo

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chuck☺

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Chuck

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  11. Reblogged this on paeansunpluggedblog and commented:
    A lovely verse by the wonderful Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you Punam❤❤❤

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      1. You are so welcome, Mich. I had to share this. ❤️😊

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  12. This is so cute and lovely! ❤🇫🇷

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you😊😊😊

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  13. Wonderful, SweetMich!
    Yes, I’d go to Paris (or anywhere) with you! 🙂
    You are a delight! Your words are like life-lines, so often, for me!
    (((HUGS))) and ❤

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yey..hurray…off we all go to Paris and write and eat and have coffee😍

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  14. Goff James says:

    Thanks for sharing such a beautifully penned poem with its wonderful imagery. I particularly like the words ‘where the aroma of light'(Wow). Have a great day. Keep Safe.

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am glad you like it..😊

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      1. Goff James says:

        My pleasure. Really enjoyed the read. Happy Writing. Keep Safe.

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      2. michnavs says:

        Keep safe too

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      3. Goff James says:

        Cheers. Happy Saturday.

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  15. Carol Anne says:

    so awesome such a sweet poem and I enjoyed reading it! Stay safe!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you…you too keep safe

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      1. Carol Anne says:

        You too 😚🤩

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  16. iidorun says:

    Hi Mich! I don’t think my comment had posted on here. So apologies if there is a double somewhere, but just wanted to THANK YOU for this link! I love how you depict love as enduring through the good, delicious times and also through the frustrating times. Beautifully written! I am honored by your poem dedication! Salamat! <3<3<3

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    1. michnavs says:

      Hi Irma i am happy you like it and keep safe it there..

      Ingat kayo lagi🤗🤗🤗

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      1. iidorun says:

        Yay! You found the comment! ❤

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      2. michnavs says:

        Yey…thank you

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  17. Chris Hall says:

    Super poem, Mich! It really captures the essence of Paris, especially the coffee and croissants. Paris was the first overseas place my husband (then boyfriend) and I went together. Always special, always romantic.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ooohhh it must be so wonderful…i could imagine..the walks…the coffes..
      Ahhh…

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  18. johncoyote says:

    I loved the complete poem. A day in Paris with someone. The coffee and the fresh bake goods in the early morning. Utopia for a time.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you…it would be a dream come true for me😊

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      1. johncoyote says:

        I saw Paris in the late seventies. I was station in Germany, Not a cheap city. A beautiful city and maybe one day you can. You are welcome dear poet.

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      2. michnavs says:

        😊😊😊

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  19. THIS PIECE makes me to fall in love with paris a little more!! 🙂

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    1. michnavs says:

      That’s wonderful…thank you.

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  20. Excellent post thanks for sharing this post

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