Another Piece

I continue to be gratified and delighted by your response to my blogs. It encourages me greatly to continue even when the evil bird on my shoulder tells me to quit while I'm behind. This is a piece that struck me on a very fine day on the Port of St Jean. Read and enjoy.

The previous blogs will stay up for a while or until somebody tells me that they are sick of them.

Keep letting me know what you think as it helps to guide choices for this. Also if you like share the site with others. 


Roger Federer served us drinks

the Moscow younger version

or maybe not maroon polo shirt

sharp handsome athletic face

professional smile and practice

of the good hospitality staff

St Jean the place of big and small

boats the haunt of rich and not so

business offerings of high end food

pampering former Soviet wealth

maybe even illicit Italian riches

we are here without those credentials

We sat on the newly restored port

sipped rosé and prosecco gazed

on the assets of the boating fraternity

lounged like we owned everything

smoked small cigars were spoiled

as if Europe rich not Irish poor

Peter Clarke

(Image: Dufy from Cocteau Museum Exhibition)


Pearl Marache

16.08.2017 04:26

It's as if we were there!


15.08.2017 17:50

A lovely piece Peter. Keep it up. Tom

Triona Mc Morrow

15.08.2017 13:36

Lovely poems Peter!

Latest comments

25.11 | 22:15

Grief is experience through the mundane. Simple but powerful. The accompanying image really compliments the poem.

07.11 | 11:14

Hi Peter,

A great observation! Social media can be a scary place... I also need to reduce my time there



06.11 | 16:24

A great one, Peter, in the context you describe. I don't read social media myself, I doubt my equilibrium could stand it. 'The balance of his mind disturbed' yes, I think it would be.

06.11 | 15:59

Yes, gossip is a weapon of mass destruction.

In my business as well as personal life I have zero tolerance.

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