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A poem about my time in Lacoste, Provence
Les Pierres de Lacoste
A tapestry of stone,
Texture, tone, contrast
Linear patterns, cool and warm,
Light dancing upon and between,
Rough and smooth, cut, split,
Conflict tends to connect
The intimacy of hate,
The tension of love.
Stones everywhere: above, below,
Cobblestones weaving through centuries
As generations stumble.
Defense, design, fortress, home.
Hurry up, now, it’s time, it’s time!
Stoically, the tapestry of stone
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Patricia Daly-Lipe was born in San Diego, California and grew up in La Jolla. She attended Vassar College (with a year at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) earning a B.A. degree in Philosophy. After her children were grown, she completed a Master’s degree followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in Humanities, specializing in Creative Arts and Communication. For several years, Dr. Daly taught English and writing to university students and adults, wrote for the Evening Star Newspaper in Washington, D.C., had stories published in several magazines, and had a weekly column with Beach and Bay Press Newspaper Group in San Diego, California. Patricia also spent time painting including a trip to Provence where she painted plein aire views of the lovely terrain. Patricia is the author of eleven books, each a different genre. Find out more about her writing on her website www.literarylady.com.
Lead photo credit : The medieval village of Lacoste in Provence © Marina VN / shutterstock
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