Photo courtesy of Lurca

contemplate this countertemple
where convivial people
come to tumble into poetry
and conversations
pint pot observations

celebrate prize and praise
those sizzling pizzas
circuses of flavours
under swinging beers
and the arcs of shots

cultivate this oasis of wine
and high spirits
where Terry Edwards
levels both barrels
at the nearness of jazz

circulate smiling
while beards spin vinyl
while beers spin by you
and through you and throw you
through our weirdchapel night.


© Paul Taylor 2016

Dedicated to the beloved Indo Bar, Whitechapel Road