Snippets of High School French

le chocolat and savory too.
Do not knead de pain,
only le fruit
from le menu please.
Modeste? Ordinaire?
I choose le joi de vivre.
Life can be
as the saying goes
a piece of cake
or,ย in my way of thinking,
le gateau and
the entire boulange!


A “Kenning” poem written for NaPoWriMo Day 20. A kenning is a riddle-like metaphor….a circumlocution. In this case — life is like a boulanger (a bakery) — step right up and choose! ๐Ÿ™‚ I last took French in 1965 — intersting the phrases I remember. And for those of you who are Christmas lovers, I can still sing the first verse of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in French. Ah, my teacher would be proud ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Photo credit: Jendo Reversal

7 thoughts on “Snippets of High School French

  1. AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack April 20, 2016 / 11:25 am

    I’d like to hear, Rudolph, in French – one can never sing merry tunes in too many languages;)
    besides this piece making my stomach growl, it made me smile quite broadly:)
    it’s grand reading your wordful rise to each and every NaPoWriMo challenge, Lillian
    happy Wednesday

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    • lillian April 21, 2016 / 6:27 am

      Ah….good to see you this merry Thursday morning. I do love a good bakery! ๐Ÿ™‚ The other two phrases I remember in Frence are “Where is the library?” (always helpful) and “Please pass the butter” which I think is very important! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Off to have someone finally look at my ankle today — after 6 weeks I’m still hobbling. Oh well, hobbling is better than not, right?

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