Salut/Rencontres

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths you Can’t Avoid

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”  – Oscar Wilde

“We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what the are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

– John Locke

“Language forces us to perceive the world as man presents it to us.”

– Julia Penelope

Salut/Rencontres

Antoine comes to the café

Each morning

A magazine in hand

Periodicals about small boats

Or great ships

The sea courses

Through his veins

Antoine skims le journal (newspaper)

Drinks his café

Diving deeper into

His nautical world

Pausing to acknowledge

Friends

Today he shows me

A new book “Milk Cows”

U boats of WWII – hardback

En anglais

In turn, I produce my

Latest paperback of French poems

On parting we raise les livres

And laugh

Bisous,

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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8 Responses to Salut/Rencontres

  1. Oh I just love this! Fabulously written ! And in two languages too! Meetings in coffee shops/cafes are just the best sort of meetings!

    Love Christine x

    • leamuse says:

      Thank you so much! Antoine won’t say a word in English, which I appreciate, it makes me work harder. He is a man of few words but each says so much. Can anyone tell me anything more civil than coffee and reading/writing? NO! 🙂

      Bisous (kisses- after all, this is France)

      Léa

  2. So interesting finding out a little bit more about your life and ambience a wee bit at a time!

  3. Claudia says:

    oh i love this…i feel like i fell right into a beautiful painting…would love to join the two of you in the cafe – a bit of everyday magic… he sounds like an interesting character

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