Poetry walks in Languedoc by Giles Denmark Mitchell


capitelle, languedoc, france


CAPITELLE


Sheperd
Guardian of sheep
Slept the night
Stars bright

Sentry
Cave of man
Wood smoke
Baas of lambs

Stranger
Winds of silence
Almond blossom
where
Hill meets heaven


(There are many capitelles, or sheperd dwellings
in the hills of the Minervois, and St Chinian.
Perhaps they are the first homes after living in caves,
perhaps they are relics of an ancient religion)


© Giles Denmark 2000

Poetry walks are a series of poems where places in France resonate the spirit

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