Thursday 8 January 2009

Une Invitation au Voyage

Mon enfant, ma soeur,
Songe à la douceur

Aimer à loisir,
Aimer et mourir

Au pays
qui te ressemble!

Les soleils mouillés
De ces ciels brouillés

Les miroirs profonds,
La splendeur orientale,

Tout y parlerait
À l'âme en secret
Sa douce langue natale.

Clicking on the images
will lead you
to the following destinations

Carol's "Paris Breakfasts"
Provence: Corey's "Tongue in Cheek"
South Africa: Absolute Vanilla's "Witterings and Warblings"
Italy: Luc's drawing capture the essence, "Not Not Tana"
India: Celine's Travelogue, "Fugue"
Marrakesh: Maryam's "My Marrakesh"

Quotes are from
Charles Baudelaire's
L'invitation au voyage

January 3, 2009


  1. Mysterious Merisi of the hidden links...

  2. Beautiful photos as always. I know I don't comment on each post, and I tend to look at a few posts at once. I do enjoy each and every one of them. You're magic behind that camera.

  3. A superbly integrated post of pictures and poetry!

  4. I love your pictures of different collections of items.
    Thanks for your visit to both my blogs. I came to see if there were any pictures of your little darling but could not find a category to fit. Still I'm sure your little dachshund is a true treasure to you.
    Happy weekend.

  5. beautiful! what a nice feeling coming from these photos!

  6. che dire. sono stupito. grazie come sempre per la fiducia.
    un buon anno a te e famiglia.


    Thank you!
    My blog visits tend to be similar to your way of looking at them.

    Thank you!

    Here is a link to posts with Maxie! :-)

    Thank you!

  8. So delicate, like the brush of angel wings.

  9. LUC,
    non c'è di che! :-)

    Tanti auguri per l'anno nuovo anche a te e tua famiglia.

  10. Photowannabe,
    thank you! :-)

  11. Such a warm and inviting post. Have you caught your breath yet from all the holiday activity? I am glad to be able to get back to my routine also. Happy winter.

  12. Merisi - Thanks for taking me away! I do so enjoy the journey!

    ...and you were right, the "Wedding Cake" it is in that first photo. The second is a monastery not far from Siena (I wish I could remember the name...) A beautiful place where we went to sketch once when I was taking a painting workshop in the area.
    What's your Italian connection? Most of my mother's family, though they were French, lived in Italy (Florence) for a good part of their lives. My great-grandfather was a professor in Florence and my grandmother met her Dutch husband there. She and her three sisters spoke the most delightful combination of French, Italian and English as adults...just blending them all together. I loved to listen to it!

  13. That is a great, meaningful post.
    I really enjoyed that.

    I seriously have to brush up my francais.

  14. Merisi. I could not find the link to your doggy pictures???

  15. All lovely, but the third picture is an absolute beauty.

    Merisi, thanks for the mention of my blog post on this post, and better late than never: I wish you a wonderful and artistic 2009!

  16. Oh Merisi,
    I have learned this poem by heart 20 years ago and I can still recite it. Isn't it beautiful? But then you've made your own synapsis, which is so you!
    I've just added a photo of yours truly on my sidebar, taken at the Oberlaa, and I immediately thought of you.
    Ah, sweet Vienna!
    Happy New Year to you and yours! See you soon!

  17. Une belle invitaion, ma chère!

  18. I love this post , above all because I'm a fan of this fantastic poem of Baudelaire and you knew how to illustrate it


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