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Making Poetry on the Way

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 03:10 AM  posted by Mark

It’s my first day back in Paris after nearly two years away, and I still feel like a rag doll after the long trip, so for now I will simply affirm the truth of the rather common observation that a bad Parisian croissant is still a good croissant. Apropos of which:

Playwright and music video director Melissa Vicaut

My friend Melissa dropped by this morning to welcome me and bring me pastries. The croissants were burnt on the outside and doughy on the inside, but that’s not the important thing; the important thing was the massive amount of butter in them. No complaints. Melissa’s new play is in rehearsals now, and she invited me to a preview performance this Sunday. Before she left for the theater, we stood at my window and took a gander downtown:

View from my apartment toward Notre Dame

I told her I had an appointment in the 12th arrondissement later that afternoon to open an account at Crédit Agricole and asked how long she thought it would take to walk there. “It depends,” she said. “If you’re making up poetry along the way, allow half an hour.”

I’ll plan on forty minutes. I’ve never been good at writing verse.