“ Reaching ” – the edge, of life’s design –

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“ Reaching ”

  – the edge, of life’s design –

        

I’ve journeyed    
Far and long,
At times hurried
Thus to prolong,
That meagre stay
Palpably foregone,
A notable evidence
Recall diminishes,
By limited passage
Thru hazy distances
Now on the ledge,
Blurring defines
Life may allege,
Tho be insistent
Prays on a mind,
To suffer existence
In dwindling time,
Tho but an instant
By recall’s decline,
Reaching the edge
Of life’s design,
Fate shan’t pledge
Be shadows assign,
To offer life hedge
On finale it deigns,
Past illusion held fast
As image perceived disappears,
In the dusk of a lifespan once cast!  

  
              © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
    
                  written in Sweetsburg
                                 October 25, 2020
 
Imagery – MD & private collection –
Music - excerpt from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade op.35




11 thoughts on ““ Reaching ” – the edge, of life’s design –

  1. Another wonderful reflection on how life is a design that continually unfolds. “Of life’s design, Fate shan’t pledge Be shadows assign, To offer life hedge On finale it deigns.” I especially appreciate the paradox that comes with the words “design” “assign” and “deigns”.

  2. Thanks, Rebecca ! in early life, it’s a near impossible subject on which one can write, that is with authority, as to knowledge or sensibility, save without using someone else’s wisdom. So as you can see, and these are most assuredly my words composing this reflection, with all the ease and said wisdom afforded yours truly. Thus so for being well into that neighbourhood and now Reaching – the edge, of life’s design –

    Mind you, I do have a long reach, my dear ! ( words to do with a red hood and bared wolf teeth, I believe …

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