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Hi Paul:

Greetings from Manhattan. Over fifty years ago, my grandmother said a few things to me shortly before she died that I knew would eventually find their way into a poem. Here is “Grandmother’s Note” from my 2008 collection, Father of Water.

Best wishes,

Charles Pierre



Paris. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paris. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.


Grandmother’s Note

By Charles Pierre


Looking for less with each added year,

I’ve begun to live in the small space

that surrounds me now, in the shadows


that gather at my feet and follow

as I walk along, and in the breezes

that take my shape for an instant,


leaving nothing but gentle creases

in my hair and a cool ripple

over my skin. Expecting little,


I go where my handwriting leads me –

become just a sound, a word, a phrase,

part of the impression on the page


for a moment, not an old woman

with the obvious lines of age, but

a clear thought in this surrounding space


CAL TJADER: “The Night We Called it a Day”



Charles Pierre. Photograph by Marcella Kerr. ©

Charles Pierre. Photograph by Marcella Kerr. ©

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Dordogne region of France. Market day morning. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Domme.  Dordogne region of France. Market day morning. Paul Goldfinger photo © Silver gelatin print.  Click to enlarge.  ©


JOHN WILLIAMS and  ITZHAK PERLMAN  with “Theme from Il Postino.”


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Paris. Too early for dinner. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paris. Left Bank.  Too early for dinner. By Paul Goldfinger ©

This image is on permanent exhibit at Cheese on Main in Ocean Grove.  Americans often arrive too early for dinner.



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Luxembourg Gardens. Paris. Paul Goldfinger photograph ©  Click to enlarge.



JULIETTE GRECO  from the soundtrack of the movie An Education   “Sur le quais du vieux Paris”




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St-Germain-des-Pres church. By Paul Goldfinger. silver gelatin print . ©

St-Germain-des-Pres church. Paris.  By Paul Goldfinger. silver gelatin print . ©


BOB DYLAN:   “When the World Was Young”  From his album Triplicate.


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Paul Goldfinger. © Place des Vosges, Paris. Undated. Silver gelatin darkroom print. © Undated.

NANCY LAMOTT   from her album American Popular Standards, Volume 1.

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St. Sauveur Cathedral in Aix-En-Provence, southern France. Their organ is from 1745. Eileen Goldfinger photo.




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St. Remy, France. By Paul Goldfinger ©

St. Remy, France. Silver gelatin darkroom print.  By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click on the image to enlarge this chateau.   Blogfinger.net


EVA CASSIDY:   “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” from her album Imagine.


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Somewhere in Paris a French chef speaks to Eileen. She is speechless. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Somewhere in Paris, on a rainy afternoon, a French chef speaks to Eileen. She is speechless. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Re-post 2017.

MICHAEL GIACCHINO,  composer of the “Main Theme” from the film Ratatouille


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Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, left bank. Built by Marie de´Medici, widow of King Henry IV of France. Photo and silver gelatin print by Paul Goldfinger ©  Photo c.1995.   Don’t know the month of the photograph, but can tell you the century. (20th)  Click image to enlarge.


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

It’s April in Paris, right now.  And it is a fine time to visit that most romantic of cities, but sometimes April there can dip down to the 40’s—sound familiar?  And, despite Yip Harburg’s lyrics, chestnuts in blossom don’t happen till May, and nobody is setting “holiday tables under the trees.”  In Luxembourg Gardens, blooms are starting to pop in April, and they have a bandstand there. However, choose May.

“I never knew the charm of spring
I never met it face to face
I never new my heart could sing
I never missed a warm embrace

Till April in Paris..
“Whom can I run to
What have you done to my heart”

This song, “April in Paris” was written by Yip Harburg and Vernon Duke for a 1932 Broadway show called, “Walk a Little Faster.”  Harburg also wrote the lyrics for “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  So many have recorded “April in Paris,” but Count Basie made the most famous version.



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