Hyères* Today Gone Tomorrow

The French Republic

The French Republic

AnElephantCant help being confused
As he encounters all these strange places and names
Not just in Provence
But all over France
Starting way up north with Laon and Reims

He sets off on a marathon TGV journey
Near Besançon he meets a pretty mademoiselle
She gets off at Macon
Before hopping back on
And going all the way through Clermont-Ferrand to La Rochelle

He tastes the wine in Chalons-en-Champagne
Stays in Bois-Guillaume for a week or so
Then finds his way
To Épernay
And sashays down through Pau and over to Bordeaux

He quickly gets the point in Bayonne*
Discovers that is way too hot for him in Dijon
Says Ooh la la
When he weighs in at Troyes*
And sees through the eye of the tiger in Lyon

He is cavalier in Cavalaire
In St Tropez with BB he’s even sillier
Yesterday spends too long
In Hyères* and Toulon
Makes a phone call to Bandol from Montpellier

He meets an outstanding Allemand in Chateaubriant
And une tres jolie Suisse in Cassis
Now he says goodbye
To Marcel from Marseille
And his lovely niece Denise who all too obviously hails from Nice

*Hyères – Homophone of hier, French for yesterday, so this is a bi-lingual pun – pretty cool, huh!
*Bayonne – Home of the bayonet
*Troyes – Gave its name to the system of Troy weights for precious metals and stones

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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11 Responses to Hyères* Today Gone Tomorrow

  1. utesmile says:

    You have travelled a lot through France and I do recognise some places. I do love France too and have travelled there. Love your word- games.

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  2. Penny L Howe says:

    Witty and clever, Your words are a feast of adventure and fun!! 🙂 xo

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  3. That really is a cool two language pun! Lovely trip around La Belle France 🙂

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  4. AnElephantCant help but make jealous.

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  5. Alastair says:

    AnElephant has done it again
    He has made a post that is fun
    Meeting people by chance
    All over France
    and then creating a cool pun

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