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Poetry at the piscine – Part 3/3

One day… I noticed a small square of graph paper taped to Pool Keeper’s ticket window. The handwritten lines indicated a verse of poetry followed by the words “Identifiez le poète et obtenez une entrée gratuite.” If you guessed correctly, you would receive a free pass for the day.


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Poetry at the piscine – Part 2/3

Pool Keeper shook his head, exasperated at our stupidity. He growled, “slip de bain obligatoire pour le monsieur”, … I wondered, what could that be? Uncomprehending, we stared back at him through the plexiglass window.


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Poetry at the piscine – Part 1/3

We had been eating our way through France… and our waistlines were thickening despite all the walking we did… Because gyms and jogging were out, we got the idea of swimming.