Le Parcellaire

Le Parcellaire Content : La Bastide de Sérou, rue d’Arize - Foix - 14 July
La Tour Lafont - Pamiers -18 July
Giant chestnut trees - Le Temps des Cerises - The wild Boar - Land Parcel 234-235, 21 July
Faydit de Brouzenac - 22 July
Mr de la Bastide
Apple-trees, Notre Dame de Sabart, Land Parcel 20, 8 August
Mr l’Escoussière, Land Parcels 228, 229, 242, 251, 9 August
Mimine at Eychenat
From one mill to another ...
Mélanie of the Goats, 11th August
The Knight of the ferruginous waters, Baron of Alzen
The black bicycle
Land Parcels 169, 172,12 August - The Arize / Mr Fallacy
Land Parcels 229, 234, 228, 13 August – Mr L’Escoussière / Norbert Casteret
Land Parcels 58, 78, 79, 14 August - Pompeia Primilla
Parcels 52, 54 - Carrier Pigeons
Land Parcel 640, 15 August - The Land Parcel of God
The Colonel Bravadida
Honoré d’Urfé - L’Astrée - Bathylle - Leda - Mr L’Escoussière - 26 July, Land Parcel 88
Xanthippe and Socrates - The Pear-trees - Land Parcel 85 bis, 27 July
The Fountain-basin-wash house - Land Parcel 1002, 28 July
The Garum - La Balmo - Land Parcel 998
Pierre Bayle - Toulouse Lautrec - Yvette Guilbert - Wednesday 30 July, Land Parcels 1017/1018
Abbé Breuil - Father Teilhard de Chardin - Prehistory - Elohin, Jahwe, God of Pity - Land Parcel 104, 1 August
A miner’s pick - 2 August
The Wild Boar - 2 August
Mr Fallacy - Land Parcels 87, 88, 89, 3 August
La Madelon - La Der-des-Ders (1914-1918) - Mr Limebrick - Massat - 4 August
The Farrier - Land Parcel 1002, 5 August
The Blacksmith - Mr Irjava-scriptter - Pepi’Stieni- Land Parcel 87, 7 August
The Mill of Malarnaud
Festos de Fouix (Festival of Foix), 8 September

Apple-trees, Notre Dame de Sabart, Land Parcel 20, 8 August


            Four apple-trees are climbing up the grassy slope : a roped party of trees in the Pyrenees contemplated by a famished dog, as famished as the droves of canids which, at night, in the streets of Katmandu, attack the left alone and fearful tourist. In the meadow, below the nearly neighbouring house, the lady of the Oustalot, a full ninety years old, cuts the dense grass which is discolouring. Her daughter moves about on the crest, dressed in blue and in woebegone nonchalance. Formerly, the saying is, a student who had come from the plain, had accompanied her back up to her door while talking to her about the Sotiates and the Saracens who had ventured as far as Notre-Dame de Sabart. The girl with the blue apron now accepts sweet nothings from the peasants of the land who susurrate loose things to her, themselves attired (they don’t know !) with a Saracen patronym.

Apple Trees, La Tour du Crieu, Private collection

            The apple-trees produce the apple, the fruit of the first discord since it was already found in the garden of Eden, while, in the shadow of the apple-trees of land parcel 20, are zigzagging, out of little mossy walls, from time to time a few serpents drunk with knowledge, the kind which makes the bare-footed peasant turn pale. The blacksmith drops his eye-lid down on definitive thoughts and returns with slow and measured steps to the bells of his herd which razes the grass of the village common so often frequented by the sheep of my great-uncle Felip, alias l’ Arièjo, thus called in the happy times where he took his seasonal human ewes to participate in the grape-harvest of the Low-Land, down there in the region of Lézignan-Corbières, to bring back some barrel of light wine which had to be baptized to help it pass the winter.


Claude d’Esplas (Le Parcellaire)
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Translation : Dagmar Coward Kuschke (Tübingen)

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