I am re-blogging this post for my daughter Natalie and son-in-law Steve who are basking in the beauty of Paris at the moment!
Old, yet still beautiful;
World-weary yet never tired.
You sing a siren song
To entice the unwary to your breast.
From the ends of the earth
They hear your seductive call
And come to drink deeply
Of the heady wine of your presence;
To eat at your table where
All their lusts will be fulfilled.
And when they leave
To you it matters not whether they stay or go.
A heartless mistress,
You blink your heavy-lidded
Eyes and turn away with
Careless lifted shoulder
As they depart with aching hearts
To dream forever of returning
One more time to
Copyright Elaine Young 2012 http://wp.me/s2rKaK-paris