douglas scotney

Gold Star - 7,724 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Conduisez A Paris - Poem by douglas scotney

Conduisez A Paris

ses Champs

son stationnement

ses papillons
(leurs battements)
(leurs ecrasements)


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Drive In Paris

its Champs

its parking

its butterflies
(their fluttering)
(their splattering)

a project to design a poster encouraging taking your car into Paris.

Parking tickets in Paris are called papillons, butterflies: for the way they flutter in the breeze under your windscreen wiper; or, for the way they get smashed on your windscreen.

'A' has an acute in the French, as has the first 'e' in 'ecrasements'.
Champs=...Elysses.

Comments about Conduisez A Paris by douglas scotney

  • Silver Star - 3,693 Points Michael Walker (6/10/2015 8:25:00 PM)

    I hadn't known about parking tickets being called 'papillons', but it fits well. What a change from hearing constant
    'take public transport' advice that we get in NZ, almost as if cars were wrong. A witty poem. Michael Walker. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 21, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013


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