Ode to Ostend

Best be warned, I’m going to rhyme again. I’m not that good at it, but I don’t care. One must amuse oneself with something, right?

I’ve visited Ostend only twice

and to me this city is so awfully nice

Where Marvin Gaye wrote Sexual Healing

this coastal city has a particular feeling

 for many it’s just a beach and a place for shoppin’

but  for Permeke and Ensor ‘t was their home to paint in

noteworthy museums, where you can explore

works by the COBRA movement, of Belgium post war

the Peperbusse is all that today can be found

of the church – now replaced –  that burned to the ground

museums, the pier promenade, casino and more

the Mercator marina, what can you wish more?

my weekend in Ostend was too short, that I’m sure

I’ll surely be back, for a day or even more

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