In the Sahara
miles away from the rose
yet laughing stars.
©2023 Cendrine Marrouat
This haiku is my response to Judey Kalchik’s #BookReviewHaiku Prompt. Check out the rules below.
Read my poem about The Little Prince below:
A Longer Review of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince”
Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
An airplane pilot crashes in the Sahara desert and is left with very little food and water. He is approached by a little blond boy who asks him to draw him a sheep. The narrator obliges and the two become friends…
The Little Prince (“Le Petit Prince”) is a beloved classic in France. “Draw me a sheep” is just as famous as Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” in the English-speaking world. At first sight, this little volume looks like another children’s book. The cute drawings and the seemingly innocent language in the opening chapter may have you wonder why you even opened the book. Continue reading and you will enter a world that may stay with you for the rest of your life.
The Little Prince is much more than the tale of a friendship between a child and an adult. The book offers profound truths on every page and invites the reader on a journey of rediscovery of their inner child. In a nutshell, a must-read.
The Little Prince was originally written in French by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), a writer, poet and aviator. The book was published in 1943.
For more information, visit the official English website and La boutique du Petit Prince (English).
That’s it for today! Thank you for reading
Cendrine Marrouat is a writer, photographer, podcaster, blogger, anthology editor, and the co-founder of Auroras & Blossoms and A Warm Cup of Cozy. She has authored and co-authored more than 40 books, including The Train: A Short Story (2023), In Her Own Words: A Collection of Short Stories & Flashku (2022), After the Fires of Day: Haiku Inspired by Kahlil Gibran & Alphonse de Lamartine (2021), Rhythm Flourishing: A Collection of Kindku and Sixku (2020), Walks: A Collection of Haiku (2019-2020), and In the Silence of Words: A Three-Act Play (2018).
Cendrine’s work has appeared in many publications. She is the creator of the Sixku, Flashku, Sepigram, and Reminigram; as well as the co-creator of the Kindku, Pareiku, Vardhaku, and Hemingku.