The Boulevard Montmartre at Night

Published Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by Chasing Neptune

The Boulevard Montmartre at Night

From an oil on canvas by Camille Pissarro


Thin tires rattle over cobblestone,

as taxis race through drenched

boulevards — stopping for gloved

hands — young women, shivering,

as rain drops slip down the backs

of chiffon dresses.


Street lamps glisten through gray

rivers, flames burning safely

behind smoked glass. Around them,

the city blurs, watercolors smudged

on my window pane. The streets

of Paris are washed



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