Ca' D'Oro Vaporetto stop
the Venetian way, by gondola
Not quite alert yet?
The bright red painted pier posts
at the Canal Grande landing
of the Biennale Library
will wake you up!
Mon enfant, ma soeur,
songe à la douceur
d’aller là-bas vivre ensemble!
Getting too bright, you say, you wanted to travel
where tout n’est qu’ordre et beauté,
luxe, calme et volupté?
So let's turn around,
and step into the soothing calm
of the cafeteria,
leaving the world outside,
and give ourselves to the realm
of a cup of soul-restoring Italian cappuccino
Photographed in Venice, February 2012
Images and own Text © by Merisi
Quotes are from Charles Baudelaire's "Invitation au Voyage"