Tuesday, 3 March 2009

An Invitation to Dream


An Invitation
to dream

"Mon enfant, ma soeur,
Songe à la douceur
" *

A lit candle
brought to your table,
plumped up cushions
awaiting your tired frame.

Caffé latte, cappuccino,
poppy seed cake,
sugar cubes.

Asking
for a little bit more milk
will bring forth
these miniature pitchers.

Under the bell jar,
next to the "Varia" drawer,
sweet temptations
awaiting their turn.

Gilded trays
carrying dark dreams

to be drowned
in a myrad
of sweet illusions,
setting the whole world adream
in a warm golden glow.

*

"Le monde s'endort
Dans une chaude lumière.
Là, tout n'est qu'ordre et beauté,
Luxe, calme et volupté
." *

*) French quotes from "L'invitation au voyage"
by Charles Baudelaire

Photographed at
The Pharmacy Café
Reitschulgasse
Vienna

28 comments:

  1. Dream...dream...dream. I'm dreaming of that poppyseed cake!

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  2. wow
    so lovely and whimsical

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  3. Temptations galore, but sooo civilized!

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  5. My eyelids are feeling very heavy...
    My eyelids are closing...
    I see a chocolate cake on a plate waiting for me...
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........

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  6. Did Beaudelaire know Vienna?
    The pharmacie café is an attracting name!!

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  7. What a beautiful sequence of pictures!

    > A lit candle
    brought to your table,
    plumped up cushions
    awaiting your tired frame.


    Merisi, I happen to be down now with quite a nasty little cold right now. These words have certainly transported me into dreaming mode :-)

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  8. Nice pitchers, er, I mean pictures!

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  9. What a delightful place! I love your pictures. Mesmerizing!

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  10. Ahhhhh I just had the most delicious dream....
    I adore those little pitchers of milk.

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  11. I accept our invitation to dream, Merisi =)

    Things are great here in Jamaica, but too hectic for me to start blogging again. I still take my camera everywhere though and keep thinking how fantastic they will look on my blog! LOL. I so miss blogging though and hope I'll be back soon.

    In the meantime I have so much catching up to do in the blogosphere! I feel like I've been gone for ages.

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  12. Nice pics, like a poem...

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  14. Lovely photos by you. We hope to visit Wienna in the summer!

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  15. Ein sehr schöner Blog!Gratulation!
    Man lernt Wien von einer ganz anderen Seite kennen.Komme gerne wieder!

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  16. I've found heaven - It's called Vienna!! Thanks, angel!
    Catherine

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  17. I just feel so content and calm when l visit here. l so love your blog!!

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  18. Now that's what I call Heaven! Yummy!

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  19. Dreams, dreams as fantasy and dreams come true......... Lovely.

    I had coffee in town with oldest son yesterday. Perfect moment.

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  21. never been there - I have to try it!

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  22. The chocolate cake looks luscious... I loved your story about the carrot soup :) One of my children eats veggies, the other doesn't... oh well!

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  23. Merisi, that was a beautiful dream that you allowed us to visit. I am now very reluctant to shake myself awake and to venture out into this brusque city of mine.

    No one brings a plump cushion or candle to a cafe table here.

    xo

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  25. What a great feel to the place. Very inviting.

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  26. Merisi, wonderful advert for the cafe. I'm keeping a list of places to visit when I return.

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  27. do all dreams end in a cup of hot chocolate?
    YES!

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