Posted on 01/22/2014

Photo taken on January  5, 2014

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leaves. feuilles mortes
feuilles mortes
Yves Montand

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Urn, cross and fallen leaves

Urn, cross and fallen leaves
In the ancient part of a cemetery, a tomb half covered with fallen leaves attracted my attention. The golden leaves highlighted the old stones and I could not but remember the French singer/actor Yves Montand as he sung "Les Feuilles mortes" - Fallen leaves".

Inoubliable Yves Montand et ses "Feuilles mortes". Une chanson qui m'est revenu en mémoire devant cette ancienne tombe couverte de feuilles sèches qui brillaient au soleil.

"Oh ! je voudrais tant que tu te souviennes
Des jours heureux où nous étions amis.
En ce temps-là la vie était plus belle,
Et le soleil plus brûlant qu'aujourd'hui.
Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle.
Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié...
Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle,
Les souvenirs et les regrets aussi
Et le vent du nord les emporte
Dans la nuit froide de l'oubli.
Tu vois, je n'ai pas oublié
La chanson que tu me chantais.


C'est une chanson qui nous ressemble.
Toi, tu m'aimais et je t'aimais
Et nous vivions tous les deux ensemble,
Toi qui m'aimais, moi qui t'aimais.
Mais la vie sépare ceux qui s'aiment,
Tout doucement, sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable
les pas des amants désunis."

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Diana Australis
Diana Australis
I love the grain on the stones, and the winter light. Beautiful shot, Isabelle.
4 years ago.
iSa13 has replied to Diana Australis
Thank you Diana.
4 years ago.
(now, I can post comments on Ipernity)
It is a very impressive picture that captures that dramatic mood of that Song masterfully.
P.S.: Excellent light angle....
4 years ago.
iSa13 has replied to aidan007
Thanks a lot aidan. I liked the colors of the leaves in this rather dark area of the cemetery. And of course, the Fallen leaves by Yves Montand came to mind.
4 years ago.
Beautiful! I love old cemeteries. I think they have so much more character than modern ones, at least those in the USA, anyway. You caught it at the perfect time of day. The light is wonderful
4 years ago.
iSa13 has replied to Ceropegia
Thanks again, Ceropegia. Everything is different in the old cemeteries. The type of stones, the shapes, even the names (first names no longer used nowadays). I happen to be there when the sun shone of those ancient stones giving them a new life... so to speak.
4 years ago.