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An Encounter of Chance
by Carole Mathys

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A collaborative effort from the pens of
Carole Mathys and Jon Michael Willey

Painting by Van Gogh
"Cafe Terrace at Night"


An Encounter of Chance


A man enamored was I

at Cafe Jacque’s this day

with a raven haired beauty of elegance

across the room

her eyes,  dark pools of allure

gazing long,  into mine

love was the message I sent her way

abruptly her look became one of askance

should I  press  the issue

take the measure of her

for my heart’s aching desires

or succumb to cessation

 take  leave

to my soul’s empty haunt

replay those moments

‘til she looks forever

with eyes of tender love

 into no eyes, but mine

for spring is risen

and love will surely

have its way with the air



A woman intrigued was I

by the sudden warmth

in a glance from across the cafe

the hint of a smile played

across his chiseled features

then our eyes touched and held

his look was bold

captivating me with the unknown

in that unguarded moment

smoldering messages were exchanged

my body, now blushed with heat

the view between us interrupted

as a waiter approached

seeking a moment for composure

I lowered my eyes

my hand toying with a glass


would he cross the room

give this romantic air a chance

or would passion’s promise

be dashed, remaining only

within his eyes, across the room

at Cafe Jacque’s

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Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 1/28/2009
Wonderful to view this chance meeting from both perspectives. Very good read.
Cheers, J'nia
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 1/27/2009
The wonderment in each is excellently presented. Hope abounds as does suspense. Enjoyed. R
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/25/2009
Captivating piece!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 1/24/2009
enjoyed reading this finely pruned collab ...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/24/2009
Love within passionate eyes
Loved this
Great write you two
Most enjoyable
Love & peace be with you

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/24/2009
I love this, Carole. It is so similar in theme (and event) to one that I did with Crystal-Rain Love entitled "Reencounter." It is posted here at AD. You have recreated and shared the occasion most effectively. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/24/2009
This is full of dance of the eyes....wonderful work!
Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier 1/22/2009
What explorers...finding that the sights and sounds are the wishes that takes us everywhere...what chances did I miss in the glances of you...Great read Carole and Jon
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/22/2009
Oh to wish! Oh to wonder! "An encounter of chance" tell our minds to figure that ubiquitous "two ships passing each other at night"
Then again...'til she look forever with tender eyes...


Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/22/2009
Like the ebb and flow of the two private thoughts of male and female when temtation and subtle flirtary is in the air...or the wine.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/21/2009
My goodness, a surreal romantic encounter if there ever was one...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs 1/21/2009
Hi Carole
So many unanswered questions. Perhaps you could give us the answers in another poem. This one's beautiful. Cheers! Liz
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/21/2009
Absolutely captivating! So very romantic, a subtle sensuous
mood with the lure of passion....Superb collab!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/21/2009
Stunning collab and piccy; well done, Jon and Carole! BRAVO! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/21/2009
Both have constructed a poem of everlasting beauty for lover's who never went beyond the gaze and lost an eternity of happiness.

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