The Night I Saw “Babette’s Feast”


On Brighton beach I watched the birds

Form dark aurora round the pier.

The sunset burned their patterned swirls

As afterglow across my mind.


I watched them as they sucked the light,

And dragged it down beneath the waves,

And when the neon broke their spell,

A lonely soul, I left the sea.


I went to watch a late night film.

The cinema smelled old and cold.

I drifted through a dreamlike meal,

In darkness tasted beer and bread.


A solitary watcher blind:

A film as still as life and time.



response to the film Babette’s Feast, and to art house cinemas.




6 Comments to “The Night I Saw “Babette’s Feast””

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  2. Is this Sidse Babette Knudsen ( see Borgen) ?? Good! Pa

  3. Ah, a rich, lovely and haunting feast…like the film that inspired this. Thank you.

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