Would you like a pause café…

Posted: 13/08/2009 in Book, Library, Literature, Pause café, Poetry, Writer
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Pause Café. Mireille 2009 


A precious, mouldering pleasure ‘t is
To meet an antique book,
In just the dress his century wore;
A privilege, I think,


His venerable hand to take,
And warming in our own,
A passage back, or two, to make
To times when he was young.


His quaint opinions to inspect,
His knowledge to unfold
On what concerns our mutual mind,
The literature of old;


What interested scholars most,
What competitions ran
When Plato was a certainty.
And Sophocles a man;


When Sappho was a living girl,
And Beatrice wore
The gown that Dante deified.
Facts, centuries before,


He traverses familiar,
As one should come to town
And tell you all your dreams were true;
He lived where dreams were sown.


His presence is enchantment,
You beg him not to go;
Old volumes shake their vellum heads
And tantalize, just so.

Emily Dickinson. Life

I love those magic moments. The visit to the library, the quest for the discovery of the books I am looking for, the questions to the librarian and the delicate choice I have to make between Whitman, Apollinaire or Dickinson…

Well, this week I bring Emily Dickinson into my life.

The other precious moment I really enjoy is when I celebrate my Odyssey at the coffee shop. Allongé simple is delicious for this pause café. After what, I just let my hands and my eyes go through this perfect object we call book for a while. The first lines, first chapter goes and goes…

I will need another cup.

This is my Pause Café préférée.

Do you like this kind of pause café?



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  1. Linda says:

    Oh, lovely, Mireille. I enjoyed your café .

  2. You are welcome anytime. The terrace is near the mountain. I think it will be a nice place to relax and imagine some flash, short stories or even novel. I offering you the coffee of the day: latté, allongé, cappuccino or if you prefer tea.

    You can bring whatever you love: portable, mobile, clutter, books, etc. But most of all, imagination.

    This coffee place is for dreamers.

    Thank you for your writing.

  3. jenniferneri says:

    Oh, I do like this kind of pause cafe!

    I found you at Linda’s party! Another Momntrealer! You are the first Montreal blogger I stumble accross! How nice. Ca fait plaisir!

    • Jennifer,

      I am so glad to meet you. With the magic of the words, it is so fascinating how we can discover so many extraordinary writers. I lived in Montréal. I find it so funny to reading you by the complicity of Linda Cassidy Lewis. I understand that you are a very fine writer. Your novels and shorts stories seemed very interesting. I will read more about it in the next days.

      For now, I thank you for coming to this strange and friendly coffee. Your always welcome for a Pause Café . Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to bring all the books you wish. Everybody here love to discuss literature and do party sometimes…

      I will pass by your site very soon… I have been fascinating by your description of childhood surrounded with books.

      Thank you!

  4. jenniferneri says:

    Thank you, Mireille!

  5. The Fitzgerald and Eagan families of the great crokinole cabal are rumoured to be having their annual tournament at Chateau Laurier in Ottawa in late 2010.

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