changement de saison

“In the depth of winter, I learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”  

–       Albert Camus

*

changement de saison

colours bleed

from my pallet

mimic the leaves

of the vineyards

sunlight creeps into

my window

seconds later

each morning

you can feel it

in the air

pas froid

yet not as it was

le plage

occupé

tourists tenuously grasp

vacations shimmering moments

memories and souvenirs

postcards, sunburns

fondu comme nos

empreintes

dans le sable

*

bisous,

léa

Author: Léa

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

19 thoughts on “changement de saison”

  1. love the colors bleeding from the pallet – mimicking the leaves…there’s so much beauty in the change of season…you captured the autumn light well

  2. A beautiful capture of autumn, it felt like I was seeing the change happen in front of me. Wonderful poetry Lea, it’s always a pleasure reading your work 🙂 x

    1. Thank you Becka. There are things I enjoy about the season but, honestly, I am a summer person and will miss it and the sunshine on my back, the swimming and most of all days in the sea! 🙂 x

      This new job of yours is exciting! I shall be watching your journey with interest!

      1. Ah I know what you mean, I will miss the long summer days too. . . thanks Lea, life is exciting at the moment! 🙂 x

  3. Gorgeous poem about Season’s change. I love the last three lines (I am re-learning my french!) However impermanent the holidays and the footprints in the sand the memories can always be rhere.

    Brilliant quote as always 🙂

    Love

    Christine

    Xxx

    1. Oh Christine, you are so sweet. Perhaps you will take a look at the next collection of my work. I am hoping to have the book out before the end of the year. Each poem will be in both French and English. If I ever get it all translated… 🙂

      You do know my quote addiction… 🙂

      Love,

      Lea

      XxX

    1. It is terrible, I can’t have just one (quote that is)! 🙂

      There will be a few poems in this my third collection that have been on the post. The others will be new.

      Love,

      XxX

  4. I love this and I’m feeling that change in the air as the sunburns and memories fade away. Love the mixture of French and English as always.

      1. Mais oui! Unfortunately, even in my dreams my imagination is not good enough to recreate that scorching sun or the way the water cradles you and rocks you… 😦

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