Category Archives: france

Michael Jackson Live!

AnElephantCant claim to be the biggest fan Of this undoubtedly talented lil dude who moon-walked and twirled But between he and you He agrees that it is true We are the children and we are the world Michael Jackson Live! … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie Yesterday – Saturday – in Medville, there was a tribute to Charlie Hebdo. Events like this took place in cities, towns and villages across France and, I am sure, much further afield. There will be more today. … Continue reading

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15th August 1944

15th August 1944 The little town is empty, not a soul to be seen. Le Maquis, the French Resistance movement, pass the word to the villagers and the remaining families withdraw into the foothills of the Maures. In the morning … Continue reading

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AnElephant Wrassles with Facile Sandcastles

AnElephantCant stay away from la plage He reclines in the sunshine with no worries or hassles What gives him great pleasure As he ponders at leisure Is watching little kiddies building mighty sandcastles They begin with a structure like a … Continue reading

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Haibun Thinking about Haibun Thinking

AnElephantCant deny it His poor old mammoth heart is sinking Al isn’t here is he He is much too busy So he has sadly but hopefully only temporarily given up Haibun Thinking AnElephant decides to continue his one-pachyderm assault on … Continue reading

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Olive Olive Oh!

AnElephantCant say what he prefers most He loves each thing that grows and all things that live But he plans to be brave And confess that his new fave Is no longer peanuts but the magical Mediterranean olive Now it … Continue reading

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The Bird and The Moon

On a recent visit to Aix–en- Provence, AnElephant visited an exhibition of artwork by the sculptor Zani. He was so enchanted by this piece – L’Oiseau et la Lune (The Bird and The Moon) – that the artist kindly sent … Continue reading

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