“There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.”
― Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
Photos all taken in France, Spring 2013.
Simply lovely, Nicole. Strangely, this reminds me that when we first moving to Vietnam and Sara arrived ahead of me, she called home, insisting–“They have NO respect for the sidewalk here.” Long story–but they so often just drive on them to bypass traffic.
Hugs from Ecuador,
Wow! That is crazy Kathy! 🙂
The poem fit the photos perfectly ! Lovely !
I love this poem and I love how you incorporated these wonderful pictures where the sidewalk ends…..
Thanks Jen! 🙂
Beautiful poem, Nicole, and your photos are amazingly fitting to the words. I want to be there. 🙂
Thank you! I thought the poem best expressed how I felt and the photos made me feel. Looks like it worked! 🙂
The poem fit your gallery perfectly !
Thanks! My kids love that poem and sometimes I’m quiet and would rather let the photos do the talking!
Nicole, you’re making me want to go back to Paris with these images. Wow! And your fit with the poem is perfect.
Thanks! 🙂 I want to go back too!!!!
I do adore France, and your set of photographs are wonderful reminders.
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed. I really loved the south this time. It was so tranquil and laid back. I’ll always love Paris too but it is so bustling.
Beautiful poem and beautiful poem to go with it, Leaves a lovely feel.
All photo’s were very unique & artistic, may inspired me !
Great ! and thank’s
So glad you enjoyed! 🙂
Absolutely beautiful photos. I would so love to walk down one of those little narrow cobblestone streets to the creperie.
Thanks Angeline! I would love to be there now eating one of those nummy salads and having that fantastically fresh wine!!!!