vendredi 25 juillet 2008


This picture for Sky Watch has been registered to be posted later. (I haven't Internet connexions on my place of holiday). Thanks to those who come to watch my Parisian Sky even if I'm not registered on Jane and Tom's blog. Thanks also to Sandy and Imac who are co-organisers. Sky above Paris, view from Montmartre , le Sacré Coeur.
It reminds me a poem of Paul Verlaine:

Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit...
Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit,
Si bleu, si calme !
Un arbre, par-dessus le toit,
Berce sa palme.

La cloche, dans le ciel qu'on voit,
Doucement tinte.
Un oiseau sur l'arbre qu'on voit
Chante sa plainte.

Mon Dieu, mon Dieu, la vie est là,
Simple et tranquille.
Cette paisible rumeur-là
Vient de la ville.

--Qu'as-tu fait, ô toi que voilà
Pleurant sans cesse,
Dis, qu'as-tu fait, toi que voilà,
De ta jeunesse ?

(Translation of G. Hall, 1947):
The sky-blue smiles above the roof
Its tenderest.
A green tree rears above the roof
Its waving crest.

The church-bell in the windless sky
Peaceably rings
,A skylark soaring in the sky
Endlessly sings.

My God, my God, all life is there,
Simple and sweet.
The soothing bee-hive murmur there
Comes from the street.

What have you done, ô you that weep
In the glad sun,
Say, with your youth, you man that weep,
What have you done?

14 commentaires:

  1. This is a very fine picture. The sky is varied and splendid over the town and those people well colour the scenery.

  2. Have a good holiday, it will be a will rest without internet. Happy SWF.

  3. I am in a summerschool, but found an Internet café ! Like your sky over Paris !

  4. I hope you are enjoying your Holiday

  5. As soon as I saw the photo I recognised it immediately. Great Skywatch. We've had the Pogues and now The Jam, your taste in music is amazing. Bon weekend. Debs x

  6. So lovely.
    I hope someday to see Paris.

  7. I love this skywatch shot, Catherine!

  8. Very beautiful this picture, congratulations

  9. Sacre coeur is a wonderful place. Usually when I´m in Paris it has been the middle of scorching July and I´ve been totally wrecked when I reached the top!

  10. nice poem but way too deep for me think on too long. ;o)

    Love the sky pic, though.

  11. Hey there! Enjoy your holidays! I bet you are having grand adventures. I expect to hear all about them when you get back. Love the picture. Nice job.

  12. hey are you on a Holiday:) I hope you are and all is well

  13. Beautiful SkyWatch photo! I love Paris. I was there about 6 years ago! Lovely place and so much culture and history... Mixed memories but basically all very good.

    I have four children,(all in their early twenties), so I know times can be very busy for you now. Anyway, you said, if we left a comment, that you'd respond, so I hope that you do!