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un thé sur la plage - tea in the sahara

Posted by
daigneault (Granby, Québec, Canada) on 2 February 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

© Gilles Daigneault 2008

« ... sur la plage d'agadir, en après-midi... »

« ... on the beach of agadir, in the afternoon... »


Tea In The Sahara

My sisters and I
Have this wish before we die
And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged
Please don't ask us why,
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession

We want our tea in the Sahara with you
We want our tea in the Sahara with you

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure
They would wait for him here
The same place every year
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The sky turned to black
Would he ever come back
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon
But he'd never return
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups still full of sand

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

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chris chisu from Seattle, United States

Is so happened ,i was just listening to Jacques Brel when i opened your blog saw the picture and read the lyrics of the song.
It was quite an experience.

2 Feb 2008 9:50am

@chris chisu: I'm sure it was.
Have you listened to the song?
PLEASE, take it, it's in my ears since a few days.



ManuelaR from Hainburg, Germany

Wonderful Gilles!
Heard the song again... Thanks!

5 Feb 2008 9:14am

@ManuelaR: :-)
Thank you for your visit Manuela!

paola veneziani photography from Brescia, Italy

bella composizione! e' bello vedere altre culture!!

5 Feb 2008 2:57pm

@paola veneziani photography: Thank you Paola!

Yes and this tea custom is quite something for them.
This guy was living on the beach for a few days,
he invited me in his home
and the tea was served by the book!

God I love your pictures!


Illuci from Hurdegaryp, Netherlands

L'origine de l'hospitalité est dans le désert, cette belle photo le montre très bien!

7 Feb 2008 8:04pm

RaChel from Granby, Canada

Wow! This is great!! :)

8 Aug 2009 10:21pm