Bistro Viewpoint


As you may be aware, the Six Sentence Café & Bistro is throwing a Poetry Slamdown next week, and I’ve had a look through my files and discovered this blueprint of the premises. Yes, I’m aware that it is more of a multi-colouredprint, than a blue one, and the layout is actually more flexible than a wisp of smoke on an extremely windy day, but it gives the general idea. Valet parking is sometimes available from the kiosk on reception – ask on arrival. The booths are fully separate, but all have great views of the stage and come with table service (table service is available with all of the other tables, but this needs to be requested on arrival as not everyone requires table service), and regardless of the fact that the booths are on the same side of the building as the windows, which sometimes display an ornate stained-glass effect, in the right light, the windows are visible from all around the bar area – Sunset is a good time to view the windows.

Not everyone has seen the SSC&B, and those who have seen it through their own eyes and their own perspective see it differently anyway, so a multi-colouredprint of it may be more of a hindrance than a help –  but as usual even an out of date map is much more useful than no map at all.

If you, or any of your characters or friends, would like to visit the SSC&B next week to contribute to the poetry slam, you are more than welcome… pop along, write your poetic post in six sentences – no more, no less, with the prompt word to be announced on Sunday at Girlie on the Edge.

Footnote Disclaimer Footnote Additional Text:

Rules are subject to change, as is interpretation. Clark has more details of the slam down on his blog (and flyers!), but here follows the text that if this was a TV or radio advertisement, the voiceover person would be sped up so fast it’s impossible to make out what’s being said anyway: thesixsentenceinterpretationofthepoeticpostismyinterpretationwhichishowIwillbecontributingbutthatrulemaynotbethecaseasalreadyI’vereadtherearenorulesandyoucan’thavenoruleswithrules.

22 responses to “Bistro Viewpoint”

  1. restlessjo avatar

    You inhabit a whole different world from me, Tom.

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    1. Tom avatar

      I must admit, Jo, that I do, frequently, dip in and out of different worlds! 😀

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        1. Tom avatar

          🤣
          Hope you enjoyed your walk! 🙂

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          1. restlessjo avatar

            I did! And a very nice meal and too much wine afterwards 🤫💖

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            1. Tom avatar

              🙂 And why not? It’s the weekend!

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  2. Frank Hubeny avatar

    That diagram puts the café in clear perspective. One of my characters is polishing a poem for the poetry slam next week as we speak.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Remember though, Frank (and characters!), that plan may be slightly different to the ‘real thing’. It’s always this way or that way, and open to interpretation!
      Looking forward to reading your character’s poem! 🙂

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  3. The Vintage Toy Advertiser avatar

    I really hope Ford The Supplier can make a poetry slam for the upcoming shenaningens. He’s been absent from the Six Sentence café & bistro for a while during topsy-turvey times for him, but is never far away…

    “even an out of date map is much more useful than no map at all.” – so true!

    Good to see the ‘cellars and storage’ included on the blueprint. Much magic has taken place down there, as observed by a certain wizard and mage among your good company!

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    1. Spira avatar

      It sure has…it sure has!

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    2. Tom avatar

      I believe so, regarding the cellar, Ford. It would be good to see you at the SSC&B if you can make it.

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  4. messymimi's meanderings avatar

    I shall give the restroom baseboards a good scrubbing, it is while doing such detail cleaning i come up with some of my best ideas, and often in poetic form.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Inspiration strikes wherever it can, Mimi! 🙂

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    2. clark avatar

      Hey! What the heck! This is my hiding place…

      lol

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      1. Tom avatar

        Collared, Clark! 😃

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  5. Keith's Ramblings avatar

    As I’m poetically unlicensed I’ll be listening rather than participating, assuming of course that is allowed.

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    1. Tom avatar

      That’s fine by me, Keith! 🙂

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    2. clark avatar

      What Tom said…

      Perhaps, given your curia vita alluded to (and inferred with admiration) in your Sixes, Denise (the Bartender) might have some backup if things start bumpin’

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  6. Chris Hall avatar

    It’s all coming together!

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    1. clark avatar

      Anywhere in particular you’d like your computer set this evening? Jenne’s alcove remains un-occupied… or on the bar, down near Mimi… or or! we could arrange for something in a telescoping mobile dolly things

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      1. Chris Hall avatar

        I’ll be listening from the dark alcove🎙️

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    2. Tom avatar

      I shall be checking things out later, Chris! 🙂

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