walking in Paris

This Monday for the haibun prompt, there are two choices. Memorable birthday and/or a full or super moon.

After dinner, the sun sets, clear night sucks the radiant city heat skywards. Cold north wind seeks exposed skin. I walk with Diane back to the Palais de Chaillot at the Trocadéro. In Montmatre, Sacré-Cœur gleams in resplendent white, full moon balanced delicately on the spire. The golden Tour sweeps darkening air with majestic dignity. Japanese tourists click non-stop, African migrants hawk souvenirs. Aggressive arguments, police merely watch. As I walk down Rue Benjamin Franklin, Diane at my side, Eiffel’s monument to progress teases with glimpses shrouded by buildings.

stark limbs denuded
nests clustered on slim branches
autumn yields slowly

Esplanade of the Palais de Chaillot.

Esplanade of the Palais de Chaillot.

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46 thoughts on “walking in Paris

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  2. Your deep descriptions make me feel that I was there. That’s what I love about a good, descriptive writer. You pull us in and we are part of the story….or the afterburn. Loved this, Brian….it feels cold in your haibun….and the haiku is lovely.

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  3. This reminds
    me.. one day
    i’ll visit
    France
    and
    surely l do
    without being
    there and so many other
    places i’ll never be but they…
    hmm..
    a new
    world way
    of traveling and
    never actually getting
    there in flesh.. moonlit
    eYes star track phraser Captain’s bLog eYes..;)

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  5. Oh I enjoyed this walk through Paris and the visuals you gave me along the way…”full moon balanced delicately on the spire.” and the multi-cultural travelers, but the Eiffel tower all aglow must have stole the show.

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