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Sparkle some French & Aloha Poetry in your life with Rimbaud Style

I am in Hawaï (#ohau) with my family and thanks to Paka and Brandon at our cherished restaurant « The Deck » in Waikiki (@ Queen Kapiolani Hotel , Ono = delicious = délicieux ), the Poetry revives the urge to sparkle French poetry in your life! A Life with joy to share, food to share, music to share, around a table and conversation with strangers and locals « une alchimie - Aloha - joy of life » Freedom, Equality. and Brotherood to sparkle your life for Always - pour toujours!

Here is my favorite poem of Rimbaud (say it like wrainh-bo) :

Voici mon poème favori de Rimbaud: Sensation (From French)

Sensation By Arthur Rimbaud Translated, drawing & painting by Valérie Swanson-Parmentier

Through blue summmer evenings, I’ll stroll the paths and crush the grass I walk on, Free dreamer, I will feel its coolness underfoot, I will let the breezes bathe my naked head. I will not speak, I will not think of a thing, Yet infinite love - Aloha- will touch my soul. Far, far I will wander like a bohemian, In Mother Nature, happy like with a Women .

The Original: Par les soirs bleus d'été, j'irai dans les sentiers, Picoté par les blés, fouler l'herbe menue : Rêveur, j'en sentirai la fraicheur à mes pieds. Je laisserai le vent baigner ma tête nue. Je ne parlerai pas, je ne penserai rien : Mais l'amour infini me montera dans l'âme, Et j'irai loin, bien loin, comme un bohémien, Par la Nature, -- heureux comme avec une femme.

The Rimbaud’s early poems, the Poésies, were written between 1869 and 1872 and published by Paul Verlaine in 1895.

“Le Dormeur de val” (“The Sleeper in the Valley”) illustrate the absurdity of war. #ukraine … seriously = sérieusement (say it like say-ree-yuh-zuh-manh)! non!!!!! No!!!

My favorite discovery of this #ohau #hawaï Trip is:

1- Makapu’u lookout

© Valérie Swanson-Parmentier (no filter)

2- Byodo-in Temple

© Valérie Swanson-Parmentier (no filter)

3- Mākālei Beach Park

We saw a Mama Hawaiian Monk Seal on the beach shore. We rented local bikes next to our favorite Café in Waikiki : Barefoot café. It was on the headlines on Saturday when this Mala Seal gave birth to her pup!

4- Barefoot Beach Café

Exquisite location: delicious Pineapple smoothy, Kalua Pork… and whatever you fancy, the view is breathtaking!

5- Lanikai Beach

TOP 10 beach in the world: immaculate!

- it felt swimming in a velvet tender water, in a surreal, magical, pristine beach.

--It means “heavenly sea” in Hawaiian - perfect place - perfect beach

- calm water/friendly

- 33 mn from Waikiki uber $40/60 (bring a picnic & water)

6- Hawaïen Étiquette

1- Kako: we are all one: we are all connected = (nous sommes tous un, nous sommes tous connectés)

2- Everybody practice Pono - Balance in your life (Tous le monde: pratiquez le Pono - harmonie dans votre vie)

3- Malama pono- be excellent with everybody (Soyez excellent avec tous le monde)

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