Ah La Terre

– quelle affaire –

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Ah La Terre
        - quelle affaire - 

Et si la terre
Était carrée,
Quelle affaire
À décorer,
Et pas facile
À la portée, 
D’un imbécile
Tout écarté,
Surtout pénible
À supporter, 
Et pas visible  
Si embrouillé,
Fut impossible
Dans ses pensées,
Reste difficile
De s’en débarrasser,
Or si la terre
Était carrée,
On ne pourrait 
Tourner en rond,
Alors fort mieux 
Qu’elle ne soit ronde,
Ainsi pour gens curieux
Car Cicéron c’est Poincaré!

                               © Jean-Jacques Fournier  


écrit à Sweetsburg, PQ Canada
 le 22 janvier 2023

Imagerie - Wikimédia Commons 
Music - extrait de, at 147 min. Fantasia par Heitor Villa-Lobos
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier 

Human Fear

– the sum of us all –

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Human Fear

  – the sum of us all –

It’s ne’er so clear
What life became,
From human fear
Ran we in shame,
Forced us to hear
Fails ye fit frame,
Fate set be yours 
Endured unclear
To face seen war,                                
Thru human fear                                  
Served as before,        
In its bad dreams
Not to keep score, 
Seeks thus to bail,
Preferred unseen
Holds being frail,
The sum of us all
You will find fail,
Said a human fear
When once aware,
Of eternal scheme
Tho ne’er be clear,
Parades as a dream!

                      © Jean-Jacques Fournier	



written in Sweetsburg				       		                                                   
January 20, 2023
 			           
Imagery - Wikimedia Commons 
Music – excerpt of, My Funny Valentine, by Chet Baker
Audio – Jean-Jacques Fournier 



The While

ye be around –

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The While

– ye be around –

Yet of no say
Best to seek, 
A kindly day
Evades bleak, 
For the while
Life has ye be,
In need of smile
To maybe see,
If not to hear
Hint of sound,
Suggests know
Won’t confound,
With not to show
Nor will respond,
Save to oneself,
As for the while
Be good or bad,
Without beguile
That ye’ve found,
Will go the mile
Or way around,
In the time it takes
While above ground,
For a life’s short state,
Man termed, the while!


                     © Jean-Jacques Fournier	


written in Sweetsburg,
PQ, Canada				       		                                                   
January 18, 2023

Imagery - Wikimedia Commons 
Music – Africa Moon, by John Bartmann
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier	

Faces

– as if painted –

James Ensor – self – portrait among masks

Faces

– as if painted –

Be of faces
As if painted,
Showing traces
Of camouflaging 
Their outrageousness, 
Seek to attain a duplicity,
Wouldst adjudicate faceless 
The while tho but tainted,
Interfacing thus as human!


          © Jean-Jacques Fournier


written in Cowansville
 
Québec, Canada 
January 7, 2023







Man As Created – Creating Man

                  – with indefinite assess

Michelangelo’s – Sudden Fall –

Creating Man

– with indefinite assess –

Roaming the universe
The gods created man,
From an extant dream
Did as best as one can,
When they did deem
With indefinite assess,
Of an ascribed reality
They saw a reflection,
Celebrant to decadent
Wonders be of whom,
Exacts such perception
Would see fit to bloom,
With power that reigns
Realized so quite soon, 
Ye gods need predestine
That wills mortal in tune,
Tho ne’er quite sustained 
Psyche resources insufficient,
Find judge mankind constrains
With destructiveness ever persistent,
Had created man’s brain, sized as a grain!

         © Jean-Jacques Fournier 

A reluctant ode to man, 
for his penchant,					
to destroy Planet Earth...

Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Music - Excerpt of Pure Imagination by Scott Hamilton
Audio -	Jean-Jacques Fournier  
 
               written in Sweetsburg	
               January 13, 2023
		                                                                                                

Man Alive

                  – may yet survive –

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Man Alive

                  – may yet survive –

There is an adage
Often uttered,
Said ‘Man Alive’ 
Tho but baggage
Holds to derive,
Stead reflexive
In situate surprised, 
Ne’er unpleasant
Nor otherwise,
A creature planetary
Without saying, 
Thus, so born
An evolutive reality,
Should find decide
For better or for worse,
A disposition to abide
Despite fit or adverse, 
Recognise Man Alive 
Be beyond converse,
That he may yet survive!


              Ode to the expression,
                           "Man Alive" as an adage...
	                © Jean-Jacques Fournier
      
                                                written in Sweetsburg	
                                                     January 1, 2023
Image - Wikimedia Commons ...
Music - No Problem  excerpt  by Chet Baker...
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier…
		      

              Ode tothe expression, “Man Aliveeas an adage... 

  

                                           © Jean-Jacques Fournier                                                      written in Sweetsburg                                                                  January 1, 2023

Another Face –

– holds persistent –

Revisited

Ye expect be alive
From child unclad,
To babbles’ demise 
Beyond level of fad, 
Tho a coherent wise
Who appears to add,
In an aging disguise 
As the raison d’être,
Proposed comprise
Might not be a fête,
In spell driven place
Afore another face
Will say you’re alive
Occupying life space, 
Ye dragged to survive
Finds living that race,
Want delay grave fate
May not end so brave,
Best before final date,
When be made to face
Despite eke of last steps,
Ye shall do so with grace
The while holds persistent,
Be too soon for another face! 

	           © Jean-Jacques Fournier

                                          written in Sweetsburg
                                            December 23, 2022

Stop The Clock

– I want to get off –

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Stop The Clock

          – I want to get off –

Stop the clock
I want to get off,
Until I’ve caught
My sorry breath,
If not, slow down
To stay my death,
Till I have found
This crazy race,
A way around
Will slow its pace,
That may not lead
To injudicious waste,
Thus, so I’ll plead,
Where rest in peace  
Tho but a grim place,
For the god’s caprice
Is to fix one’s final state, 
Hence be, neath the ground!


	          © Jean-Jacques Fournier

Image - Wikimedia Commons
Music - Space/Sci-Fi Music - 
             Space Ambience 
             by Alexander Nakarada
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier


				written in Sweetsburg 
		   		    February 20, 2013
	                                edited version 
                                         for book #19			                   
                                   December 20, 2022

Man’s Façade

– fore to hind –

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Man’s Façade

– fore to hind –

Persistent mind
On the façade,
Of fore to hind
No pasquinade,
Wouldst define
Nor satire’s aid,
Thus, so in time
Will play a game,
Not feigning blind
Ne’er ye find same, 
To suffer a like mind
Nigh as fixated to change, 
Tho be born in man’s façade!

                 Ode to they of so-called, 
                                nonconformist persuasion... 

                          © Jean-Jacques Fournier 

Image – Wikimedia Commons
Music - Almost Blue by Chet Baker
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier



                   written in Sweetsburg
	         © Jean-Jacques Fournier
		       December 4, 2021
		edited December 13, 2022