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Pink Garden, A Bench and Jacques Prévert

1   Our September garden has a delicate pinkness about it which has taken me by surprise as pink is not my favourite colour. However, each flower is just beautiful.

Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone

Wall Daisies

Wall Daisies

Kaffir Lily

Kaffir Lily

2    I love owls and was delighted to be sent this photograph. How I would love a bench like this! I think there are 15 owls…….

Owl bench

Owl bench

3    Commenting on El Guapo’s blog recently, I was reminded of an exchange visit I made to Toulouse when I was seventeen. I spoke a few weeks ago of first meeting The Little Prince on that trip. I was also lucky enough to be introduced to the poetry of Jacques Prévert and loved this one though the falling of the horse always concerns me. I love the alliteration of the L sound and am very fond of the sound of soleil and feuilles. Just a beautiful poem.

L’Automne
Un cheval s’écroule au milieu d’une allée
Les feuilles tombent sur lui
Notre amour frissone
Et le soleil aussi.

Jacques Prévert

Autumn
A horse collapses in the middle of an alley
Leaves fall on him
Our love trembles
And the sun too.

Translation by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

PS As I’ve looked at the preview there seems to be space for an advert. It seems I have to pay more to have these removed………

 

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