Sunday, August 06, 2006

Nut Brown

I had a little nut tree
Nothing would it bear
But a bunch of French women
Of a certain age.

Tanned by the sun
And smoking
Like a chimney pot
They all looked ten years older
Scraggy, nut brown.

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  1. Hi Sarah,
    unfortunately it isn't just French women. I saw a British woman in our local supermarket who had leather instead of skin. She obviously thinks the skin cancer warnings aren't meant for her.
    I've been reading about your life near Montpellier. I too am Welsh, from cardiff and I'm living near Grasse. I've started a blog but am constantly out of time so I'm waiting for the rentree to continue.

  2. Angela,
    You are right, of course. Over-tanned women are not restricted to France. It's just that I come across them from time to time, tanned not from sunbeds as they'd probably have to in the UK, but from unprotected exposure here in the south of France.

    What with that and smoking roll-ups by the dozen, plus being skinny to the point of scraggy, I feel I just had make a silly comment in verse.

    I shall potter over to your blog.

  3. Welcome back Sarah (I guess I'm a bit late as you must have been back for a little while now). Loved your scraggy nut brown verse. Let's catch up in September when it's cooler.

  4. Thanks, GP. Might see you at one of those Friday bashes in Mtp.


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