Red Germaine

 

Enjoy the Brazilian beat that inspired this poem  (just click this link)

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…where everyone is beautiful…

 

Across the street from Red Germaine
there is a place I long to know… to go,
where everyone is beautiful, even their souls,
and their eyes dance in the candle – light.

There is a syncopation in the air… a Brazilian beat;
People cha cha between the tables,
and everyone says hello.
I don’t even know which one to choose
so I let fate decide who joins me.

And here he comes…a handsome figure who mambos in
We smile, and the music moves us forward.
Of course I love to dance, and we do, we do it well,
while low laughter, loud whispers and smiles surround us.

And there is a dark-haired mystery who sambas in.
We smile and the music moves us to giggles.
Of course I love to zouk, and we lose all sense of time
holding hands under the table, I slip her my number.

There is a syncopation in the air…a Brazilian beat;
People cha cha between the tables..
and everyone says hello.
I don’t even know which one to choose
so I let fate decide who joins me.

This enigmatic place of one-line dreams
across the street from Red Germaine

Karima Hoisan
September 15, 2014
Costa Rica

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14 Responses to Red Germaine

  1. joeysl says:

    Cha cha cha! :))
    Makes me feel good inside, thank you for that, Karima!

  2. daleinnis says:

    Amazing… and dreamy 🙂

  3. Why thank you Dale, this one was actually started in a dream, and finished with the music:)

  4. Steve Rogers says:

    I’ve read the words first before listening to the music, but I can feel the beat already 🙂

  5. Your words paint such marvelous emotions inside my head!! Dance the night away, Kari!! 🙂

  6. Thanks so much Spiral!! So glad my words can do that:)

  7. Hoyt Heron says:

    The very first line, “Across the street from Red Germaine” sets the tone…These words alone are filled with rhythm and leave the reader with a feeling of suspense and expectation. You have done it yet again ruca! I”m dancing as I write.

  8. awww your love for my poetry is so inspiring to me ruco..Thank you for your years of appreciation and support.

  9. Shesa Quandry says:

    It is dreamy isn’t it, Dale? Where can I get a dream like that? Well… right here! ;o) You paint pictures in words like no other, dearest Karima. Thank you ;o)

  10. Aww big hugs Shesa for reading and enjoying this one..and let’s double date some Friday night there:) winks..

  11. Cesaria Evora from Cabo Verde – one of my all time favorite singers ! Thank you my dear friend for this beautiful, blissful poem, which is far more than that – it let`s me travel back to precious memories, lighthearted nights, full of laughter…

  12. Oh what a happy, sensual song this is too. I am so glad you enjoyed the brief marriage of my poem to it:) Thank you Isabel for listening and reading it. I am so happy it conjured up many “lighthearted” moments:)

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