“Garde ton âme ouverte aux parfums d’alentour…”(Anna de Noailles)

mon novembre est une surprise vivante qui me rappelle la célèbre vague de Hokusai: immense et puissante – un chevalet de couleurs uniques qui deviennent un tsunami d’émotions, de sentiments, de joies… j’ai vraiment une passion débordante pour cet automne comme la feuille d’érable pour ma lavande! 🙂
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“Je ne connais qu’un devoir: c’est celui d’aimer. Aimer un être, c’est aussi accepter de vieillir avec lui. Il n’y a pas d’amour de vivre sans désespoir de vivre… j’ai envie de vivre et d’être heureux; je crois qu’on peut être l’un et l’autre en poussant l’absurde dans toutes ses conséquences…”(Albert Camus)
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Poème de l’amour… – Anna de Noailles

L’amour n’est pas un don qui rend plaisante et stable la vie aux sursauts coutumiers;
Il peut mieux mesurer l’immensité des sables et le puits distant sous les palmiers!
Acceptons que demain, comme aujourd’hui, demeure un jour d’espoir et de chagrin;
Dans l’étroit calice d’une heure, il est beau de goûter le plaisir souverain…
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2 outstanding French authors were born this month: Albert Camus(7/11/1913) & Anna de Noailles(15/11/1876):”Keep your mind open to the surrounding scents…” 🙂

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my November is a lively surprise that reminds me of Hokusai’s famous wave: huge and powerful – an easel of unique colors that turn into a tsunami of emotions, feelings, joys… I do have an overwhelming passion for this Fall like the maple leaf for my lavender! 🙂
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“I know only one duty: to love. To love someone is to accept growing old together, as well. There is no love of living without despair of living. I want to live and to be happy; I think we can be both by pushing the absurd inside all its consequences…”(Albert Camus)
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Poem of love… – Anna de Noailles

Love is not a talent that makes life pleasant and steady since it has regular bursts;
it can better measure the immensity of sand and the aloof well under the palm trees!
Let’s accept today and tomorrow as days of hope and sadness;
It’s wonderful to taste the supreme pleasure in the narrow calyx even just for an hour…
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🙂 pour les francophones: http://poesie.webnet.fr/lesgrandsclassiques/poemes/anna_de_noailles/anna_de_noailles.html

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Posted on 21 November 2014, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. Beautiful words and photos. Still nice to see autumn! 🙂

  2. Such inspiring quotes on love!

  3. Un sage conseil que celui d’Anne de Noailles. Superbe palette de couleurs et d’émotion avec ces mots choisis. Bises!

  4. Lovely combination of words and photos, Mélanie. Love those three red leaves against the white wall. 🙂

  5. Due belle citazioni sul tema dell’amore. Camus è notissimo, ma Anne de Noailles mi è praticamente sconosciuta. Cercherò qualcosa sul WEB. Una forte emozione mi ha suscitato l’immagine rosseggiante dell’acero. Fino alla settimana scorsa ne vedevo uno uguale dalle mie finestre.

    • Anna de Noailles e una grande poetessa, una amica di Proust che hanno apprezzato per la sua intelligenza, cultura e talento… e di sangue rumeno come me! 😉 oggi e domani: 20°C in Toulouse: devo inviare un poco di sole? 🙂

  6. So gorgeous autumn colors! Merci, Melanie!!! 🙂

  7. Les mots de ce post sont, pour moi, très impressionnants. Simples mais très profonds! Et la célèbre vague est toujours magnifique!

  8. What beautiful shades of bright oranges and yellows! My absolute favorite photo is the one of the maple leafs – takes me back to Canada!

  9. Wonderful photos! Our autumn colors are now long gone.

  10. A Fall with the strength and vitality of a Hokusai 🙂

  11. Magnifique billet Mélanie, tant en mots qu’en images! Super! Bonne et agréable poursuite de ce jour! ❤ 🙂

  12. I am about to go out and rake up the last of these. 🙂

  13. “Les sanglots longs/Des violons /De l’automne…”

    Așa e Noiembrie al meu; al domniei voastre parcă seamănă cu Octombrie! 🙂

    • multumesc pentru minunatele versuri Verlaine-iene si bine-ati aterizat la locu’-mi de joaca… “vara indiana” se “eternizeaza” pe la noi în Midi-Pyrénées… 🙂 P.S. mi-e dor de orasu’ dvs… 😉

      • 🙂 acum sunt într-o pauză și privesc munții de peste râul nostru mare.

        Oare mi-ați adăugat un semn de exclamare în mesaj? mă miră prezența lui, pentru că îl folosesc extrem de rar.

  14. Love the colors of the Fall in your post. Thank you for sharing beautiful poems, too! 🙂

  15. I love how you include love poems that show everyday real life, not just romance and magic. I think it takes a bit of both to maintain that comfortable with each other feeling. Great painting!

    • thanx, Miss Rammy! ❤ you've already noticed that I don't plan my posts, that's why they're kinda "melting pot(s)" like this one, inspired by Hokusai's famous wave – a copy I've had for years in my office… 🙂 I've always loved poetry – in general and the French one, in particular: I've read these 2 "scorpio" authors now and then.

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