Café Crem

Art, Music and Words around The Coffee Table




The tides of Yule-fuelled spenders
Wend their way through streets declaring
But from their pockets lonely change is chinking
“Yes, but how?”

The plastic heads for meltdown
As they’re given little choice
Consumer pressure fuels the needs
Of little girls and boys

And trudging home with battered baggage bustling on the bus
These serial shoppers gaze with frightened wonder at the rest of us
Who opted out of this, the madness of the Christmas week

And far away across the empty marshlands,
The sun, yet to retreat and retire,
Its final flames of arcane fire
Gives licence to the winter moon
Who comes out , just to take a peek.

Copyright Kev Moore 2008

Photo by Kev Moore


December 12, 2008 - Posted by | Cafe Literati, Christmas, Kev Moore's Poetry, life, photo, photography, poetry, random, writing | , , , , ,


  1. Another nice study in contrasts from you, Kev! The bustle of the season vs. the peaceful moon. The full moon was big and bright here this morning. A wonderful treat for getting up before dawn 🙂

    Comment by shelleymhouse | December 12, 2008

  2. It’s all about the winter moon. Wonderful photograph.

    Comment by Michael | December 12, 2008

  3. There’s a deep mystery in the winter season, and a promise of new life to come. Your lonely moon and line of bare trees are beautiful.

    Comment by valwebb | December 12, 2008

  4. Shelley/Michael/Val – thank you all. I took this while my Dad dropped me back to the airport to fly home. I just felt there was such an atmosphere and hoped that by sticking the camera out of the car window, I might capture some of it! The resulting image, and the contrasting experiences in town over the two days gave rise to the poem.

    Comment by kevmoore | December 13, 2008

  5. The clouds started moving! It’s snowing on your page. Is that a Cafe Crem stylistic choice?

    Comment by sittingpugs | December 13, 2008

  6. I can confirm we have snow, Pugs – a stylistic choice rather than a meteorological phenomenon – but…the clouds are moving??? I think you’ve been at the eggnog early, SP! 😉

    Comment by kevmoore | December 13, 2008

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