In Paris with you…

Don’t talk to me of love. I’ve had an earful
And I get tearful when I’ve downed a drink or two.
I’m one of your talking wounded.
I’m a hostage. I’m maroonded.
But I’m in Paris with you.

Yes I’m angry at the way I’ve been bamboozled
And resentful at the mess I’ve been through.
I admit I’m on the rebound
And I don’t care where are we bound.
I’m in Paris with you.

Do you mind if we do not go to the Louvre
If we say sod off to sodding Notre Dame,
If we skip the Champs Elysées
And remain here in this sleazy

Old hotel room
Doing this and that
To what and whom
Learning who you are,
Learning what I am.

Don’t talk to me of love. Let’s talk of Paris,
The little bit of Paris in our view.
There’s that crack across the ceiling
And the hotel walls are peeling
And I’m in Paris with you.

Don’t talk to me of love. Let’s talk of Paris.
I’m in Paris with the slightest thing you do.
I’m in Paris with your eyes, your mouth,
I’m in Paris with… all points south.
Am I embarrassing you?
I’m in Paris with you.

James Fenton1

Ja ook ik ben in Parijs geweest… en ja ook ik heb daar rondgebanjerd… alleen had ik wel gevoelens… altijd al gehad… het maakt je mens…
En nu kom ik dit gedicht tegen… alsof ik de dag herbeleef…
En ja… Oma’s hebben altijd gelijk…. daarom gaan ze ook jaren mee…
Wat zou mijn Oma nu gedacht hebben… 😂 denk dat ik het kan raden…. ( zal voortaan luisteren Oma.. )

Liefs Anne Etc… 😊