Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I am excited it seems that you like this ginko through Europe and I hope to inspire you this whole month with the beauty of Europe, the continent were I am living. Today we are visiting France, also one of the co-founders of the EU.
France .. best known before its wine, but recently also known through the acts of terror which occurred there last year. France, for us Dutch people the most wanted holiday destination. In fact our oldest son and his family are going to France this summer on a holiday. But ... of course that's not something on which I can fill a complete episode (smiles).
Constructed in 1889 as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France's leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.
|The Eiffel Tower in Autumn|
climbing towards the highest point
autumn leaves swirl
together with the one I love
in front of the fireplace
|in front of the fireplace|
high up in the mountains
for different thoughts and ideas
|The Pyrenees (haute)|
I feel lost and confused
in between countries
As I promised you I love to introduce haiku poets from the countries we are visiting. So today I have found haiku created by a France haiku poet Jacques Arnold (1912-1995). He has written several haiku, but one of his most famous haiku is the following:
ça sent si bon la forêt
la soupe au persil
Let us chat : thanks God
the parsley soup
This episode is open for for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 8th at noon (CET). I will publish our next episode, Italy, later on.