Maybe it’s just a word for countryside
around Normandy-between the dykes-
or seaweed left behind by the tide
-but I have the feeling it is something else besides.
Maybe it’s a thatched cottage in Brittany
-a description of wind blown hay
or some kind of Catholic liturgy,
a phantasy of disorder mixed with pride.
Anyway, it sounds green, ancient and lush-
a background to starched peasants in white blouses.
Something painted by Gaugin;
my memory is quite a mush,
having confused it with bricolage.
No, no isn’t it simply, basically bocage?
Though another word that now springs to mind is actually,
Cambriolage –which simply means