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  Cafe at Night
by andrea coltman
Sunday, November 28, 2004
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Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's "Cafe at Night"

Café at Night


His canvas was a complete blank

Paints, colours were his words

Immersed in thoughts he sank

Burning desires inside him stirred


He sent postcards, all different

Each one a separate clue

All were sent in succession

All were sent to you


The first an empty cup

The first of a few

It read; “I need to sup

I’m thirsty for you”


Second - an image of bread

And a sentence too

It plain and simply said

“I’m hungry for you”


Third - were two chairs

A table with cloth too

“I’ve saved these for us

To sit, just me and you”


Fourth - a map of France

A circle to mark a town

Arles was highlighted

“No need for formal gown”


Fifth - a clear night sky

Full of twinkling stars

“Please follow me here

From wherever you are”


Sixth - a calendar

A day, a month, a year

“Keep this day free

Just one day need be clear”


Seventh - a clock

The time - 11 pm

"Je suis le nuit

Tu est ma femme"*


His painting complete

Carefully constructed, tenderly construe d

Like Van Gogh’s, “Café at Night.”

Finally he simply wrote “I love you”


© Andrea Coltman


*"I am the night

You are my lady" 



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Reviewed by Steve Coltman
Wow -
now see?...... read?....... no feel, yes feel - that's poetry,
the ability to put feelings onto paper, the ability to inspire.
Vraiment wow - thanks xx
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart
Sounds like the perfect place to sit with a special someone and discuss poetry over a warm, steaming cup.
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
This is so romantic.
God Bless you and your family
warmest and happiest holidays and all days
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Exceptionally composed - a beautiful romantic ride on your versed magic ... wonderful!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Really awesome.........
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Brilliant, kinda ekphrastic poetry.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Reviewed by jude forese
a wonderful romantic excursion ...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
An extremely captivating romantic write, Andrea. Enjoyed much.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"Cafe at Night"... Poetic magnificence, and creativity grand.

This poem, "Cafe at Night" is is vase with seven flowers.

Thank You, Poet, for adding value to the treasure of Poetry!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
A stunning write Andrea. One to save.
Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Stunning piece Andrea!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Andrea! I am simply stunned by this !!! I must say this is a brilliant piece of work. You are amazing...You have touched my soul with this..THIS is going into my library..TY!

Vesna oxo
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