Life – is but a moment –

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– is but a moment –

‘Twas said life starts 
With a great holler,
Then sixty seconds
You’d grown taller,
As time beckoned
For a minute later,
All sixty of the hour
You’d hear mention,
Heads to twenty-four
Er be a day’s attention,
Like the budding flower 
Has sunshine’s intention
In day’s bloom to discover, 
For if the gods aim so ye last
One may find feel to be a lover,
Afore life is but a moment passed! 

                               © Jean-Jacques Fournier

Music - Paris Jazz
Imagery - assorted private & public
Poem Recital - author, Jean-Jacques Fournier

						written in Sweetsburg
 						       April 22, 2021 

Of Idle Wade, A Thought, Inadvertently – a trio of elegiac thoughts –

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Of Idle Wade 
        - from pathos shade -

Ye squander time
Inadvertently so,
Find rapid decline
Wanting ye know,
Meant be consign
As how long to go,
Tho animate mind
Feels inert pursuit,
Of idle wade defined 
Be ill site to bear fruit,
Tho thought will incline
Despite from pathos shade,
Ye beg for life’s meagre time!

A Thought 
            - fleeting -

Be a thought fleeting, 
I’d wanted to keep
Wouldst disappear,
Tho thru a sneak peek
Hints of might reappear!
	     - timed -

Be inadvertently timed
This disheartening thought, 
Of such escalating kind
That the gods can’t stop,
They unconscionably blind 
To idle wades, in pathos shades!
             		     © Jean-Jacques Fournier

Imagery - private and public ...
Music - Blue Sundays Jazz, Oakwood Stn.
Audio recital - Jean- Jacques Fournier

	               written in Sweetsburg,  March 30, 2021,