Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Saturday, 26 September 2015

The Last Days Of Summer.

Illustration: DAILY MAIL

"La Mer"
(The Sea).
By Charles Trenet.
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La mer
Qu'on voit danser le long des golfes clairs
A des reflets d'argent
La mer
Des reflets changeants
Sous la pluie

La mer
Au ciel d'été confond
Ses blancs moutons
Avec les anges si purs
La mer bergère d'azur

Près des étangs
Ces grands roseaux mouillés
Ces oiseaux blancs
Et ces maisons rouillées

La mer
Les a bercés
Le long des golfes clairs
Et d'une chanson d'amour
La mer
A bercé mon cœur pour la vie


The sea,
We see dancing along the shores of clear bays,
Shimmers with silver
The sea
Changing shimmers
Under the rain

The sea
With the summer sky
Mix up her white horses
With the angels so pure
The infinite azure shepherdess
The Sea

The Sea
By the ponds
Those big wet reeds
Those white birds
And those rusty houses

The sea
Has cradled them
Along the shores of clear bays
And with a love song
The sea
Has rocked my heart for life

Illustration: GOOGLE IMAGES

Illustration: DARWIN COUNTRY


  1. Great recollections and images. Oh, I do like to be besides the seaside, I do love to be by the sea.....

  2. John. Thanks for your welcome Comment.

    I bet you still wear a knotted handkerchief at the corners around your head and your trousers rolled up to the knees, when you go to the sea-side. Get down to the Welsh Beaches before Autumn arrives.

    Pleased you like this Post.


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