mots d’une immigré / words of one immigrant

 

“There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.”   –  Michel de Montaigne

 

“Communication works for those who work at it.”   –  John Powell

 

 

 

 

mots d’une immigrés

at times

immersion

comes slowly

despite desire

and diving in

head first

i still catch

myself

glancing at

the time

yet

en la belle France

time is not

measured in

minutes, hours

or seconds.

but in kisses

aperos,

discussion

avec des amis

au-dessus d’ un repas

my tongue

trips and

tumbles over

vowels and

consonants

yet

la langue

française

moves stealthily,

silently,

randomly

into my written

voice

*

bisous,

léa

Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

10 thoughts on “mots d’une immigré / words of one immigrant”

  1. And very fluently too! What a wonderful poem! I love it. You mix the two languages so well, they just seem to merge into one another quite naturally!

    As ever I love both quotes. I have a lo ely book by John Powell called Happiness is an Inside Job”.

    Our visitors havent arrived yet so I thought I would take the chance to comment now. 🙂

    Love

    Christine

    Xxx

    1. Merci beaucoup! It seems strange to some but it just comes out this way… It wasn’t planned. Perhaps why it is fluent as you say?

      Okay, this is the second book recommendation from you in one day! Watch out, my house is tiny and the books are already taking over. 🙂

      Have a great time with the “gang”. I know you will.

      Love,
      Lea

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