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N'Awlins Nights
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Tantalizing aromas
entice the senses
with delicious hints
of pleasure that
could be mine, if
I'll only step inside.

A bluesy guitar sings
my pain up and down
the street, begging me
to join the chorus
I know so well, if
I'll only step inside.

Dancers parade their wares
with sinous moves,
tempting the mind
with dark images
to be enjoyed if
I'll only step inside.

Cajun music waltzes
out of open doors,
two steps 'round my head,
takes me by the hand;
fun to be had, if
I'll only step inside.

Promises of free drink
stagger from the bars,
hiccups in my face,
puddles at my feet;
it's on the house, if
I'll only step inside.

Magick incantations
invite communion
with undead spirits,
voodoo'ed zombies; I
will understand if
I'll only step inside.

N'Awlins of the past:
I'll always recall
the sounds and tastes of
the Crescent City ...
will people ever
remember what I do?

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.


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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/23/2006
Wow Karla this was one amazing write, I am never cease to be amazed by your pen
GOd Bless
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 3/23/2006
You really captured the old flavor of a unique city, Karla!
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Missy Cross 3/23/2006
This lyrical enchantment is a literary New Orleans all unto itself. So glad I stepped inside. I have read no more fitting tribute to the city than yours. Thanks for this!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/23/2006
Well written Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 3/22/2006
Great capture, Karla. Each line is a string of beads, all colors awash in great memories. You will write about New Orleans when she comes in new. She'll be back!

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/22/2006
I remember very well. I lived on South Peters in the Garden District while I worked as a traveling manager there in New Orleans. We had a shop and gallery on Bourbon and another at the Riverwalk. From the busy waterfront to the French Quarter New Orleans was a great Lady of many accents, smells and music that constantly made every night a "New Orleans moment". That will never disappear as it lives on in the spirit of the people today. It will be delayed but it will be back.
This is a wonderful tribute to a GREAT"

Love and peace,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/22/2006
Karla I agree with the others this poem is superb writing.
The imagery is spot on and captivating.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/22/2006
Images of the Cajun nightlife so vivid I almost believed I was there.

Reviewed by Jake George 3/22/2006
Loved it. Good visuals and use of prose to tell the story.

Step inside Karla...
Reviewed by A PAX 3/22/2006
Oh love this
I have never been there
but you made a cerebral video here for me

and i stepped inside :)
pax A
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/22/2006
A great and somehow, longing write,
Love, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Walker Jackson (Reader) 3/22/2006
Vivid imagery of the Creasant City. It's my kind of Town.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/22/2006
festive and upbeat ... a mysterious city indeed ...
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/22/2006
Jerry is right below...
New Orleans is one wicked city, but what a wicked city...lols
It could give give Sin City a run for its money...:)
Enjoyed the Cajun flavor in this inspired write...
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 3/22/2006
Ohhhh Karla! I like this splendid poem! It's tauntingly mesmerizing!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/22/2006
I was in the French Quarter very recently, and it truly is coming back strong; wish I could say the same for the rest of the city. But this is a wonderful poem to good ole N'Awlin Nights.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/22/2006

Wonderful imagery in this compassionate write; all we can do is pray that she arises from the floodwaters of poverty bigger and better than ever, a place where ALL people can coexist in peace and harmony! Very well done; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/22/2006
Yep. Me too, Karla. I have some memories to write a book about in that wicked city. This was VERY good.
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