'Yes, I loved those nocturnal gatherings - '


Yes, I loved those nocturnal gatherings -
The iced glasses on the little table,
A fine steam from the black, fragrant coffee,
The red fire roaring, the winter heat,
The laughter at caustic literary jokes,
And a stranger's gaze, helpless and dreadful.


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