The red, the white, the blue that we associate with flags,
Is not just in America where freedom reigns and brags.
A day of independence, storming barricades to win,
In recent times we think of epic songs that Broadway sings.
On 60th and 5th there is a caravan of food,
A taste for epicureans who crave a Francais mood.
From coq-au-vin to cornichon to crepes and crisp baguette,
New Yorkers celebrate this day of Nationale Fete.
In Paris there are feux d'artifice glittering the sky,
The grand City of Light gives hearts the wings to flutter high.
As Monet painted color bursts of vivid victory,
Today I wish Joyeux to celebrating Day Bastille.