Un jour parfait


“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”   –  Anna Quindlen


“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”  

–  Walt Whitman


“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end.”  

– Gilda Radner




Un jour parfait



Chocolat noir

And red wine

Woodsmoke on

A frosty morning

The abundance of

Sourires et baisers

Dans mon environnement

Chestnuts roasting

Warm wooly hats and scarves

Un tasse de café

Warming icy hands

That simmering cauldron of soup

Which beckons me

As a day at the easel

Takes its toll


Mozart and moonlight

Filtering throught

Ma fenêtre

Glistening reflections

On canvas

Un jour – bien utilisé




Author: Léa

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

15 thoughts on “Un jour parfait”

    1. Merci beaucoup Christine. I started with j’adore and took the pen for a walk across the page. I’m glad if you enjoyed it.



  1. so you paint as well…? i didn’t know this… would be cool to see some of your artwork… i love dark chocolate and red wine as well…they bring an imperfect world so much closer to perfect…happy new year…smiles

    1. You’ve already seen a cropped photo from one of my pieces. My muse, is the little gravatar on my blog. 🙂 No skill, no instruction but the images bleed across the canvas. I only paint for myself.

      1. Merci beaucoup! I have been sketching a follow-up with Autumn Leaves and more mature face… There is also a series that has been running amuck in my head. A direct result of the morphine when I had surgery. Ugly stuff!

  2. I lost myself completely in this Lea, like a perfect daydream. . .I love the “mozart and moonlight” line, such an enjoyable read 😀 x

  3. gorgeous and excellent written poem, Lea. I do like how you combine the two languages in your writing. Super!
    I will for sure be back later to read more !
    a bientot

    1. Thank you Francina! I started reading French poets to help me learn the language. After awhile, the words started creeping in to my writing…
      Welcome and I look forward to reading more of your work.
      a bientôt

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