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No. 295: Après-midi à Honfleur

Un après-midi à Honfleur as noted by Button and Maman…


water, sun, and sails

kaleidoscopes of color glide by


soaring skinny houses crisscrossed

and slanted

smashed together

on purpose


climb atop the steep knoll

view le vieux port

the English Channel and the Seine

all at one time

straddling it

the bridge to tomorrow

Normandie’s silver harp


fruits de mer

and black muscles


balls of apple glace

swimming in Calvados

tarte tatin

turned upside down


seafaring chapels eager to float

anchors and flowering croix

glorious cows

startling tongues

longing to plant kisses

on their noses

beyond the fence


artists past and present

remember to paint

vibrant sizzles

hankering for shorts

as the bridge went up

and the sailboats

went under



11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Love your poetry! It adds feeling and depth to the wonderful photos. Well done! 🙂

    July 1, 2014
    • Well thank you. It is so very kind of you to say so. I haven’t written poetry for years, but my daughter and I were inspired. 🙂

      July 1, 2014
  2. Amazing! I love seeing your photos. I’m living vicariously, I guess :0)

    July 2, 2014
  3. Sarah Larson #

    Lovely poetry and photos!

    July 2, 2014
  4. Great photos and poem!

    July 2, 2014
  5. I love seeing my home-region through your eye. It reminds me how much I undervalue it …

    July 2, 2014
  6. suespix #

    very very nice words 🙂 … Button is a person, oui? and you are Maman?

    July 3, 2014

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