Sunday, October 25, 2015


A well-placed metaphor from an important 19th-century French man of letters and dandy. . .
"L'égoïsme, ce gros ventru, cette citrouille qui prend toute la plate-bande." -- Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly
Egoism, this bulging potbelly, this pumpkin which takes up all the garden bed.

un ventru:  one that is potbellied
ventru, -e:  potbellied
une plate-bande:  garden bed

©2015 P.B. Lecron

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