Monday, April 18, 2011

Petit dejeuner avec Henri


We sit over the sunshine harbour, balcony with view,
your table set with a scrap of linen,
blue plates and green glass

In the square below the farmers
offering fresh tomatoes and herbs,
the cheese stall piled and the bakery
overflowing queues and chatter,

shopping baskets knocking against knees


Petit dejeuner avec Henri




Baguette and brioche, pain de compagne to soak up the summer on a plate
saucisson and champignons, and a pale glass of rose
a bowl of cafe  at your elbow

Your pipe jetting sparks
and the crisp paper releasing its inky essence

The shutters half open, the sea against the sky,
mimosa and figs and a cat with geraniums





photo courtesy of Tess:
magpie 62  http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

28 comments:

anthonynorth said...

You draw an excellent image with those words.

Jingle said...

well done imagery.
wow.

Nicole said...

Wow, wish I was there! This is actually evocative of my "happy place" that I go when too stress. Of course without Henri! Plus you made my belly rumble!

jabblog said...

A peaceful, contented breakfast in lovely surroundings - seductive, indeed.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Appetizing images here...

~laurie = )

Olivia said...

This is wonderful!
An excellent image painted with words.. fun picnic.. :)

hugs xx

Shari Sunday said...

Beautiful description! I was there for a brief moment.

Reflections said...

Images painted well, drawing us in, could hear the click of the camera, the whir of the lens.

Brigid said...

A feast for all the senses, sumptious Magpie.

Tess Kincaid said...

Sigh. Incredibly evocative. Thanks for the journey.

versebender said...

You've taken your keyboard and painted a picture...a very inviting one. Well done. Vb

thingy said...

Glorious. I love the font, also.

Friko said...

A breakfast I would share any day, with or without Henri

Helen said...

My .... this sounds like a place I would enjoy visiting ...

Margaret Pangert said...

Are we in the south of France? Say la Cote d'Azur, le Cap d'Antibes? I can see the plein-air market, the bowl of coffee (yum! with hot milk!). The food paints such a vivid picture! And the cat with the geraniums-- and best of all: le soleil! Merci, Isabel! xxox

Tumblewords: said...

Delicious imagery. Beautiful.

earlybird said...

My sort of breakfast! Good choice of words to a vivid description. But what was Henri doing having breakfast with you? :)

Mary said...

I would love to be at that breakfast; love the phrase, 'summer on a plate.'

Ann Grenier said...

Just beautiful. Your descriptions are exquisite, I could see it all as though I were there.

Lyn said...

Really idyllic..I could be there now..lovely..

Jinksy said...

Who wouldn't enjoy a meal like that? :)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

I want to be there! It sounds incredible!

Anna :o]

Steve Isaak said...

Morning breakfast-evocative, sensory-wow work.

susan m hinckley said...

Just lovely. A sigh of a poem, actually.

Anonymous said...

Nice poem, terrible font.

Willow said...

You are an artist.

Berowne said...

Formidable, bien ecrit. Mais quand meme, c'est "petit," pas "petite."
There's always a nit-picker. :-)

Isabel Doyle said...

Merci M.Berowne et pardonnez moi: je l'ai corrige (accent aigu).