Sunday, June 27, 2010

One single impression: Ochre

Roussillon from eyes of a tourist

Roussillon*, Vaucluse, of France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
town very red lacks elegance
lovely quaint little place I've been

Houses of red the streets are too
show red ochre's dull resilience
high on hill ochre mine below
viewed from precious vineyard of France

Waiting for Godot** started here
Samuel Beckett's home for the war
tourists come but don't linger near
just a weird spot seen from their car

You can see it too—go
rent a car don't be slow

Photos and Poem Copyright
© 2010 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Red ochre, Fe2O3, the anhydrate of yellow ochre (Fe2H2o), which turns red when heated, as this drives off the water ligands.

** Waiting for Godot was finished in 1949 and its first playing was in 1953. Beckett lived in Rousillon earlier during World War II.
*Roussillon link 1, link 2.

Prompt word, Ochre, suggested by David Dickens at Nothing Hypothetical

Find more poems at One Single Impression using "Ochre" as prompt

One note here: Thank you for reading. I would love for you to leave a comment but I will not be able to return your comments until a later day as we are on holiday.
A hint as to where we will be can be seen on Jim's Little Blog come Tuesday.

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At Sunday, June 27, 2010 12:10:00 AM, Blogger Tammie said...

this is a fun piece Jim. You make me want to visit, some day. I had no idea that Waiting for Godot began here.

At Sunday, June 27, 2010 2:10:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

That looks a beautiful place.

At Sunday, June 27, 2010 4:13:00 AM, Blogger Rinkly Rimes said...

A piece of history, some interesting shots. Thank you.

At Sunday, June 27, 2010 6:41:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Jim, I like you pictures, poem and the history of the area. It looks like a really interesting place. Some of the red rocks remind me of places out west I have been.

At Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:33:00 AM, Blogger Ramesh Sood said...

You can see it too—go
rent a car don't be slow

In lighter vain. what if we go fast..

At Sunday, June 27, 2010 10:05:00 AM, Blogger Sandra (if) said...

interesting information...thanks Jim!

At Sunday, June 27, 2010 12:31:00 PM, Anonymous Andree said...

Your last "don't be slow" made me smile! And after seeing the photos, I can see why you say that. It's a gorgeous place and worth the trip.

At Sunday, June 27, 2010 8:06:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a wonderful place to move through slowly, Jim!

At Monday, June 28, 2010 12:20:00 PM, Anonymous Jingle said...

nice post...
you could be fun and educational to all...

At Monday, June 28, 2010 10:03:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

I'm sure I would love it there!

At Tuesday, June 29, 2010 1:14:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Excellent post Jim...a little bit of this- a little bit of that! Loved it! Thanks also for your words of encouragement for me = they are so apreciated!!

At Thursday, July 01, 2010 10:22:00 AM, Blogger Cassiopeia Rises said...

Jim, this is such a wonderful use of the prompt. Have fun.


At Thursday, July 01, 2010 2:43:00 PM, Anonymous one more believer said...

hey, thanks for the informative post... had to check out all the links as samuel beckett is an interesting writer of his time... and love france tho we may not always see eye to eye with the french was glad i was able to visit the wonderful country....and of course their excellent tasty wine.. and in the middle of all that humor too... don't go slow... at least let's get outta the car after comin all that way..


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