Moisson: Chasse pour la survie (Harvest: Hunt for survival)

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”   –  William Blake

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”  –  William Blake

 

Moisson: Chasse pour la survie (Harvest: Hunt for survival)

Winding through the hills

And vineyards

Durban Corbières to

Embres et Castlemaure

A thin mist

Hovers above

Vineyard flames

Reds, gold, brown

They will go out

In a blaze

Soon vines

Bared

Hibernating

Do they dream

Of the glorious nectar

They have given us?

Or is their reverie

Focused on tomorrow’s

Fruits?

I taste new wine

Woodsmoke

Rising from chimneys

On a slope

A restored

Bergerie rests

Above the vines

At its apex

Le sanglier (stuffed)

Rêves  of

Autumn fruits

Reminding us

Of their presence

Not that the

Chasseurs could forget

Fattened on the vine

Revenge extracted

At the crack of the gun

Parceled off to the tables

Of each hunter who took part in

La chasse

Man and nature

Co-existence

A fragile line

We each dare

Cross

***

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 Moisson: Chasse pour la survie (Harvest: Hunt for survival)

  1. Definitely a fine balance between man and nature… This feels so right for the time of year Lea.

    • leamuse says:

      Thank you Holly. Your words have value and are most appreciated. Now to my backlog of reading. The price for being away and coming back to storm damage that left one offline for several days. 🙂

  2. Such a vivid picture painted here Lea – wonderful 🙂

    I have been showing my daughter my little postcard album! She thinks it’s lovely 🙂

    Love

    Christine xx

  3. perfect autumn poem…so perfect that i wish i was at home and could go for a walk in the vineyards…and yeah…a fragile line it is..

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