Monday, January 12, 2015

Le Bateau Ivre

Scouts and Guides de France

On a Sunday afternoon a large group of Scouts 
performed in the square of Église Saint Sulpice 
and then walked to Jardin du Luxembourg.  

The poem "Le Bateau Ivre" 
written by a young Arthur Rimbaud in 1871 
has been written on the long stone wall in the narrow street.

This lone Scout paused ever so briefly to take notice.

Le Bateau Ivre
Rue Férou
75006, Paris


Joe said...

It is wonderful to see that words from centuries past still resonate Genie.

Revrunner said...

Almost worth becoming a scout for the snappy uniforms alone. . . and for the cultural outings also, of course. :-)

M said...

Adorable! Love the way you have framed this.

Aimeecakes said...

Very cute uniforms, lovely portrait

William Kendall said...

You've captured just the right moment!

Alexa said...

Trust a young French kid to note of the words of a 19th-century poet.

Randy said...

I like their hats.