Le berre de rivière (The river Berre)

“Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better.”   –  Albert Einestein

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”   –  William Shakespeare

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”   –  Henri Matisse

Le berre de rivière  (The river Berre)

Tables and chairs

Against an ancient

Stone wall

Across from le


Si vous êtes chanceux

A seat can be yours

Pageant of color

Paints the sky

As the sun disappears


Beneath lies

La berre

Dried up

Fish to dust

Few remaining puddles

Disappear rapidly

To be reborn with

November rains

Un verre de vin rouge

For now

A book

As I wait


Take center


A show that takes

Ma soufflé loin




Author: Léa

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

10 thoughts on “Le berre de rivière (The river Berre)”

  1. This is wonderful! And now I know the french for takes my breath away! Or blew me away!? Am I anywhere near? 😊

    And of course the quotes! What more can I say but fabulous?! 😄




    1. Merci beaucoup Cindy. I was afraid I wouldn’t get a post as my house is under major repairs. Fingers crossed for the other blog… 🙂

  2. That sounds perfect! I love the sound of “un verre de vin rouge” for some reason, especially when it’s served with a painted sky. Enjoy!

    1. Un verre de vin rouge is music to my ears! 🙂
      No worries as I do enjoy it all here! There is much to enjoy every where I turn. 🙂

    1. Carly, you would always be most welcome! Red carpet and all… 🙂

      I met a woman from Australia last weekend. A teacher she has been staying in Carcassonne for the past year enjoying a year off. I told her about you and your wonderful blog and she was very interested, as she should be!

      I doubt you would enjoy it here right now as my house is finally being repaired from last years storm and I can barely move in here. I do hope to get out my other blog for tomorrow but it is so difficult that I may fail temporarily…

  3. A beautiful nature poem Lea, your words are uplifting and emotive – I feel inspired after reading this piece. Love the Albert Einstein quote, he knew what he was talking about! 🙂 x

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