FAÑCH BRETON’S CALVARY – MYSTERIES IN PLOUGERNEAU

FAÑCH BRETON’S CALVARY – MYSTERIES IN PLOUGERNEAU
Fañch Breton sculpting a statue for his project of Calvary at Penn Enez in Plougerneau, Brittany, France

PORZH AR C’HOREJOU: FAÑCH BRETON HA MISTERIOÙ AR PENN ENEZ

In Korejou Port, Fañch Breton and the mysterious peninsula

you will never change

you who destroy

anything that is not you

our eyes are made of stone

our eyelashes are made of stone

our tears are made of stone

and our flowers are made of stone

blue scar-shaped flowers

waterfall flowers swamp flowers

beautiful and silent flowers

flowers like rays of light

and like grains put to germinate

dissolving charred remains

of their drifting words

stealthily we slip under the bark of dead trunks

in the basket of flowering trees

in the saltpeter of autumn days

to celebrate the choreographic winds and the imprint of the sun on the retina of rivers

to sing the peace of the morning

Paol Keineg, 1967 – The poem of the starving country (extract) – Editions Traces

We are in the country of Abers and pagans, pirates and legends, on the rocky, tormented and wild coast of northern Finistère (“Land’s end”). On this winter day, the wind is blowing hard at the Port of Koréjou on Penn Enez Peninsula in Plouguerneau.  Continue reading...

Sound of hammers and chisels hitting the rocks at the Calvary of Estran site, Plougerneau, Brittany, February 2021

Story: Acanthe/ Solange Paradis, March 2021 – Photos and sound recording: Solange Paradis, February 2021.

If you wish to help Fañch and his fellow sculptors to complete the building of this masterpiece and to leave a bit of yourself in the depths of the Calvary mystery, feel free to liaise with the “Association du Calvaire de l’Estran”: Postal address: « Association du Calvaire de l’Estran, chez M Marchand, Le Vougot, 29880 Plouguerneau, France » – Phone: +33 6 86 55 05 99 – Facebook page– Website.


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