Is It Time for Castles Yet?

Not for me a timid manor-house, a larger-than-average barn:

Towers, sculptures, crenellations are things I yearn.

A place where my imagination and I can gallop unfettered,

where no one has tethered my quiver so impatient.

Castles in Spain? Pah! I scorn!

It’s the chateaux in France that I adore!

 

It’s Friday, it’s been a crazy week, so I felt like having a silly little ditty to accompany the pictures below. I am also responding to the prompt over at dVerse Poets, where we are asked to experiment with slant rhymes: the ones that sound nearly but not quite right, and are so much more interesting than perfection!

Chateau in Angers, www.affinityprestige.ch
Chateau in Angers, http://www.affinityprestige.ch
Chateau in Angouleme, avendrealouer.fr
Chateau in Angouleme, avendrealouer.fr
Chateau near Blois, www.maisons-et-chateaux.com
Chateau near Blois, http://www.maisons-et-chateaux.com
Chateau near Limousin, bellesdemeures.com
Chateau near Limousin, bellesdemeures.com

They probably have libraries already, but just in case you are looking for the perfect one… (I may have posted this picture before, but it’s just the most romantic chateau library I have ever seen).

Chateau de Groussay, from bookmania.me
Chateau de Groussay, from bookmania.me