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The Big Easy
by Susan K. de Vegter
Thursday, March 20, 2003
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A look at the French Quarter of New Orleans. This is reposted for Larry Rochelle and his upcoming trip to the Big Easy. Have fun Larry and don't think for a minute that woman you're looking at with those amorous eyes is a woman. Things are not what they appear to be in New Orleans.


Walking in the French Quarter with colors all in bloom

Pigeons fighting long legged children vying for their room

 Dodging jugglars hoops and flips in precisioned Rockette fashion

Look at all the clowns in paint festooned up and dashing

Saxaphones droning out the tunes of blues soft whispers

Street people crouch along muttering some strange vespar

Then there are the Tarot folks telling all life's secrets

Giving guests a birthday treat ...conquering deep confessions

Portraits done as horses wait with carriages all in blooms

Smiles in pink and sugared cheeks can make the rhythm zoom

Music sounds of the Big Easy festive all year through

Then me, alone.... just searching for a visual to find you

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Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/25/2003
Hey, girl, brough y'self right heah, I got some'ting ta told you. Actually I can't tell you anything, you seem to just have it all . . . great looks . . great style . . .magnificant poetry. Thanks, I love this one. You got IT.
Reviewed by Cherokee Sage (Reader) 3/21/2003
New Orleans is New Orleans is New Orleans.
You give it credit, pretty lady.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/21/2003
This was wonderful
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/21/2003
you describe new orleans perfectly! have been there once (but not during mardi gras; went to the riverwalk and heard some cajun music at a cajun restaurant); this was during the dog days of summer! had fun, though! :) good write! (((HUGS)))
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/21/2003
This was wonderful! I would love to visit and see this for myself!

Beautiful descriptive poem!

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 3/21/2003
"the big easy" one of my favorite movies - and i remember the music down there as so much fun...your poem has me swaying in good memory times...
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 3/21/2003
I am too old for all that stuff now, but crazy it was when I use to go.
Reviewed by Christine Morell 3/21/2003
Brilliant !
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 3/21/2003
Dear Susan, Your excellent write makes the big easy read great. I have never been there, I think next year I will visit. BTW, your compliment to me last evening is one I will always treasure.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/21/2003
Susan, you describe it to a tee. Love New Orleans. Great write.
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 3/21/2003
great word pictures of a unique place. Maybe you could do one on the burial customs of the town and the wonderful cemeteries. I'd love to see that done. Good job.
Reviewed by Bonnie Torrente 3/20/2003
Very discriptive Susan.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/20/2003
Remember it well.
I love New Orleans.
You did it proud, girl.
Reviewed by Sally Odgers 3/20/2003
Fascinating stuff... especially for an Australian who will never see it.

Sally Odgers.
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