11 thoughts on “Chance Encounters

        1. bertie blenkinsop

          Janet and Lush,
          (he wrote in a rush),
          You’ve melted my heart,
          And now it’s slush.

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        For you Lushie.

        People at Night, by Rainer Maria Rilke.

        The nights were not made for crowds, and they sever
        You from your neighbour, and you shall never
        Seek him, defiantly, at night.
        But if you make your dark house light,
        To look on strangers in your room,
        You must reflect—on whom.

        False lights that on men’s faces play
        Distort them gruesomely.
        You look upon a disarray,
        A world that seems to reel and sway,
        A waving, glittering sea.

        On foreheads gleams a yellow shine,
        Where thoughts are chased away,
        Their glances flicker mad from wine,
        And to the words they say
        Strange heavy gestures make reply
        That struggle in the buzzing room;
        And they say always “I” and “I,”
        And mean—they know not whom.

        1. Lush

          Oh that started my Tuesday beautifully, thank you Millie.
          And Mr B, I’m truly touched by the effort :)

  1. Kerryview

    Is London now in Norway?

    Oh silly me, the photographer is Norwegian, not the streets.

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