Validating – an aging mind –

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 Validating 
            - an aging mind - 

 From apropos 
 to ye ought know,
 would that we find
 the how to slow,
 an aging mind... 

 Yet far from reign
 these gods that play,
 our heads in game 
 be mindless way,
 need feign shame
 from apropos,
 to ye ought know
 afore ‘tis time,
 Too soon will show!     

                       A mindful raison d’être...
            © Jean-Jacques Fournier    
                                                                    
 Audio recital – by the author...
 Music - Almost Blue, by Chet Baker...
 Imagery – Private & Public ...
  
                           written in Sweetsburg    
                                      February 25, 2021 

                       

                                  

Valorizing – a state of being –

Valorizing

          – a state of being – 


 Between desperate 
 and distraught,
  
 spare ye be invested
 in disparity best forgot, 
  
 But between pain 
 and naught,
  
Take ye the pain,
As alive be right as rain! 
  
                          
          © Jean-Jacques Fournier
              February 18, 2021  

The Interruption – of a restless sleep –

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The Interruption

         – of a restless sleep –

 Mind
  
 Wouldst plan,
 View holds 
 As theories can,
 If but an inkling
 Of purpose stands,
 To not be tinkering
 As world needs find,
 Collective peace of mind!  
 Running
  
 Running me
 To death,
 Afore finding 
 I had depth,
 Not as in seriatim 
 Seeking breadth,
 But to want done
 As a living objective,
 Despite our meagre run! 
 OverTime
  
 Then over time
 You meet death,
 Sits on the wings
 Of your breath,
 Thus never late
 Fate’s wily net,
 Finds confiscate
 A bit of life you’ve left! 

                           © Jean-Jacques Fournier
  
 Imagery - Personal and Public ...
 Music – Piano Jazz, a study...
 Audio - Recital – Jean-Jacques Fournier

 written in Sweetsburg  
February 7, 2021 

A Trio of Poetic Echoes…

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Frivolity

The commodify,

Of laisse faire  

Speaks of oddity,

To find fly an affair

Taken with frivolity!

Façade

You find look

Be oppression,

Beyond brook

Of expression,

Despite its façade

Charts blindly sad!

Conscience

You are aware,

Yet knowingly

Without care,

Tho insentience

Finds admittance,

Of a conscience!


                              © Jean-Jacques Fournier
  
 Images - public & Toulouse Lautrec ...
 Music - excerpt - Jazz Chill Out from BGM...
 Audio - recital - Jean-Jacques Fournier...
  
                              ov - written in Sweetsburg, January 31, 2021 




“ Those Moods ” – a state of mind –

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“ Those Moods ”

– a state of mind –
At times bemused,
To find thy mood
More so confused,
Be cause to brood
Wouldst so define, 
As to misconstrue
A state of mind !


 © Jean-Jacques Fournier
  
 Music - excerpt from - Moonlight in Vermont, by Coltrane & Getz 
 Imagery - Private/Public ...
 Audio Voice - Jean-Jacques Fournier ... 
written in Sweetsburg
January 26, 2021 

          

“ A Dupery’s Game ” – of nebulous task –

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“ A Dupery’s Game ”

– of nebulous task –

Though we endure
Time passing fast,                                                       
Ne'er to be sure
The while it lasts, 
We accept its lure 
Without we so ask,
Be less than assured 
With time fixed mask,
Holds a dupery‘s game
Cast be of nebulous task!  
 
                                  The gift of unapprised choices...
  
                © Jean-Jacques Fournier   




 Paintings - Régmer, de LaTour, deBoulogne, Rourbouts & Caravaggio...
 Header Picture - Shutterstock ...
 Music -  Brahms, Träumerei (MF-422) in I F minor... 
  
 January 19, 2021                                                                                                                                             

“ Foretelling ” – the morrows –

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“ Foretelling ”

       – the morrows –

 If I should teetotal
 As teetotallers can,
 Past state of foetal
 Seems I ought plan,
 Thus so I’d be able 
 Find tassology span,
 To embrace foretell
 Alleged likely future,
 For tea leafers spell
 The lot beyond lore,
 Want players to tell
 Held maybe in store
 Asserts it holds well
 Bar clichéd kept lies,
 With cross my heart
 That you’d hope die,
 Cues lacking the part
 Threatens one’s dream,
 Save a rather vague seed
 Has foretelling tea leaves,
 What the morrows will mean!  

      

 
  For Rebecca Budd, the Tea, Toast & Trivia, Totaller !
  
                    © Jean-Jacques Fournier 

 Poem Recital - by Author Jean- Jacques Fournier
 Music - Excerpt of Nostalgia, Sunset – Piano by Stefi
 Pictures - Tea Cups, Marianne D. & Assorted Public collections
  
             written in Sweetsburg 
              January 15, 2021 

“ Today ” – a gift –

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“ Today ”

– a gift –

 I am alive
 Today,
 The gods provide
 Another day, 
 Thus be a gift
 To find its way,
 As they so deemed
 That I might stay,
 Be not a dream
 For on this day,
 Again it seems
 I am alive,
 Tho by all means
 Perhaps again, 
 Yet be but for today! 


                     © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
 Poem recital,  by Jean-Jacques Fournier
 Music - Excerpt of Time After Time, by Chet Baker ...
 Pictures – Private, unknown and audio closing,
 epitaph excerpt, of John Maxwell Edmonds...
  
                    written in Sweetsburg
                         January 9, 2021  

“ The Little Red House ” – on the corner –

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“ The Little Red House ”

– on the corner –


 The fairy tale picture
 Of its little red house,
 Sitting on the corner
 Sure lure for a mouse,
 Or little Jack Horner
 Ye find eating his pie,
 Holds be a reminder 
 The while we walk by,
 Tho soon we be older
 Can but wonder why,
 Be the little red house
 That sits on a corner,
 Seems ever so ageless
 Lends we reminisce,  
 Shoulder to shoulder
 Share memory’s bliss,
 Each day walking by
 As we pass the corner,
 Of that little red house! 
                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier       
  
 For Marie Bertrand, its granddaughter ... 

 Photos by MD & JJ        
 Music – If I Should Lose You, by Chet Baker ...
  
                                             written in Sweetsburg
                                                   January 6, 2021