Adventures in Writing – Lavande No. 19

Excerpt – Lavender No. 19

by Sybil McLain-Topel

La Lavande.

La lavande me manque.

Lavender is missing to me. This is the French construction of the phrase ‘I miss lavender.’

When I say I miss my lover, I say in English, I miss you. In French I say, you are missing to me:  tu me manques. Listen for nuance.  The noun for me, myself, and I now rests in shade. My lover takes on full sun. Tu me manques.

Subtle. Thought. Shift. …

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