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



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❤❤❤


  1. 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. 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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  2. 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.


  3. 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


  4. 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.


      1. 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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