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I'd Like to Bake Your Goods
The Poet's Experience on his Honeymoon
in Paris, Rome and Venice

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“When love is not madness, it is not love.”

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.“

Charles De Montesquieu

“Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.”

John Berger

“Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city.”

Anatole Broyard

“I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.”

Julius Caeser

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”

Truman Capote

“Though there are some disagreeable things in Venice there is nothing so disagreeable as the visitors.”

Henry James

“Love. Exciting and New. Come aboard. We’re expecting you.”

Paul Williams




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A Man With No Teeth Serves Us Breakfast | I'd Like to Bake Your Goods | Stolen Mummies | Brendan Constantine is My Kind of Town
Up Liberty's Skirt | Feeding Holy Cats | Mowing Fargo
| I'm a Jew, Are You? | Lizard King of the Laundromat | I Am My Own Orange County
Paris: It's The Cheese
| Poetry Super Highway | Judaic Links | Rick's Bookmarks | Cobalt Poets
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