Les hirondelles, May 2020

Les hirondelles, May 2020. Mixed mediums on canvas. R Young, 2020.

It’s not even full April yet

and already we’re looking forward to

the return of the swallows–Les hirondelles

to the valley of the Agly

where they find nourishment

and water along the river’s

tree and swamp-cane clustered


This painting will keep our hopes up

for a safe rentrée

because these acrobats of the air

do indeed make a dancer’s

“retour à la scène, après une interruption”

a main event on the stage of our year

R Young

This may be April Fool’s Day but it’s no joke.

Have a great day, fooled or not.


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