A Trip to France

Is it illogical to think you might swing
down on a rope from a bell tower

and take a stroll with me in France?
Even if you can’t dance like Gene Kelly
like in An American in Paris

we could chat by the river
and pretend we are Cary Grant
and Audrey Hepburn discussing

who we don’t suspect and who
we do while licking ice-cream
off our fingers.

Written for dVerse Poetics where Sanaa hosts today and asks us to choose
one of the following two options:

Write a poem that’s loosely based on French ideals and culture. You may
opt to share your experience of visiting France and many of its lovely cities
if you have done so. ✅

OR

Write a poem using the poetic form “Rimas Dissolutas.” The choice of topic
is entirely up to you.

If you watch the Charade clip posted above first, you may comprehend my illogical poem a little bit more! 😄



54 thoughts on “A Trip to France

  1. Stunning write, Tricia 😀 I love the atmosphere that you have set here especially; “Even if you can’t dance like Gene Kelly like in An American in Paris/we could chat by the river and pretend we are Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn discussing.” Yes! Thank you so much for adding your voice to the prompt, mon amour 💝💝

  2. I recall a different set of comments on poetry following the same subject. Funny how you ended up using it as a central concept! Splendid nonsense, elegant in style, a pleasure to behold.

  3. A delight, Tricia–yes, to talk like Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant–love that last stanza!
    I love Charade! And I could jump in on your conversation with Jane. Notorious is one of my all-time favorite movies, and The Lion in Winter is wonderful. Older child graduated from Bryn Mawr College–on the tour they always point out Katherine Hepburn’s dorm room. 😀

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