Welcome to Calliope's Coffee House the proprietor of this establishment is Jacquie Reaville better known as The Book Imp.

When I started this place it was primarily for book reviews and thoughts on all things literary. Well the book reviews are still here, but somehow it's grown into a place for me and others to practice short fictional writing and of course a place where I can give my thoughts and opinions on virtually any subject that might take my fancy.

Hope you enjoy your visit.

Just to add that I welcome comments, the more the merrier. They don't even have to be related to books or writing just go wild (not too wild though).

Permissions are set so that even anonymous users can answer - but comment moderation is in effect which means I get to say yes or no to letting them appear here.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Gazing through the window
a street, grey, yet glittering with frost
warm cheek pressed to chill glass
my lips caress a glass more delicate

The shimmer of a cloud against the moon
a glance as it passes displays
the stars bright, cold, magnificent,
so proud upon the artist’s velvet black

A sip or two of crimson, warming
as dazzled eyes look through the world
a memory, elusive, quickening by
touches a soft kiss against my brow

Palm sweeps softly against the pane
clearing the mist from thought and view
a smile now dances in my eyes
for the memory returned, of being loved

© J L Reaville - 2007

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My name is Jac, Jacquie, Jacquelynn, TheBookImp or just Imp. I live in the UK. I love to read as is probably obvious. I also like to write. Anything else you would like to know just ask.

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