parquet de trémies

peterlahey

Senior Member
US English
Does anyone know what a “parquet de trémies” might be? The context comes from a poem by Louis Aragon:


Et les mers n’auront plus laissé derrière elles que la blancheur aveuglante du sel
Si bien que le soleil ait soif et la lumière sur ce parquet de trémies oscille


Thanks !
 
  • alxolex

    Member
    Français - Canada
    Hi Peter,

    "Trémies" refers to salt crystals that have formed through evaporation of salt water. So "parquet de trémies" is literally a "plancher de crystaux de sel" or "floor of salt crystals".

    Cheers!


    -A
     
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