Harold Pinter

Restaurant - Poem by Harold Pinter

No, you're wrong.

Everyone is as beautiful
as they can possibly be

Particularly at lunch
in a laughing restaurant

Everyone is as beautiful
as they can possibly be

And they are moved
by their own beauty

And they shed tears for it
in the back of the taxi home

Comments about Restaurant by Harold Pinter

  • (10/4/2016 11:37:00 PM)

    A beautifully envisioned poem shedding light on the intricacies of life and their aftermath. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/4/2016 9:56:00 PM)

    An interesting observation poem, restaurants are a beehive of many different people and groups, Pinter sees that there is something beautiful in these people, randomly coming and going for a fraction of a day to eat. The ending is a bit aloof to me but its still poignant. Lovely work (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2016 9:45:00 PM)

    tears for its transience, likely. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/4/2016 7:08:00 AM)

    Don't understand why anyone would shed tears back home. A nice poem though only a suspense created at the end. (Report) Reply

    Paul Amrod Paul Amrod (10/4/2016 1:26:00 PM)

    Hi Anil The poet stated in the back of a taxi. This means is the back of car on the way home. Greetings, Paul

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/4/2016 2:59:00 AM)

    As they can possibly be! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (10/4/2016 1:27:00 AM)

    absolutely but without any reason except the agony of loosing purse. What other aspect of crying the dramatist wanted to focus not clear yet. (Report) Reply

    Pranab K Chakraborty Pranab K Chakraborty (10/7/2016 1:37:00 AM)

    Regarding Neal Beightol with submission I tell perhaps not the appearance of beauty performs here high role according to the poets merit, the poetic merit, rather I tell its a flavor of togetherness the poet tried to draw. If you say the pleasure of living together is another form of beauty, then its ok. Modern isolation perhaps the main focus to draw the reader. Thank you for your wise interaction. Regards.

    Neal Beightol Neal Beightol (10/4/2016 1:33:00 PM)

    It would seem that the subjects of the poem have striven to attain an appearance of beauty that evaporates, and they cry for it as they return to their ordinary lives.

  • (10/9/2008 11:06:00 PM)

    very nice! keep writing! could you read and comment on my poems too? thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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