Desperate Man

             – of traces unclear

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Desperate Man

             – of traces unclear

Desperate man
Arrives in fear,
Looking at life
Traces unclear,
To face despite
He cannot hear,
Thus, he writes
Hoping it bears,
Some hint of sight
Marks he’d be there!
			ode to coherence of clarity…

                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier
Imagery – Wikimedia Commons 
Music - Nardis by Chet Baker 
Audio -Jean-Jacques Fournier


                                written in Sweetsburg
			             March 28, 2022

			

Merited Spell

         – man can nay tell –

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Merited Spell
         - man can nay tell -

Man can nay tell
If life disregards,
Said merited spell
Save benign bard
Bids serene dwell
Despite ye regard,
That risk may well
Be placidly marred,
By set endured hell
Of invasive sounds,
Affirm be the knell
If ye maker ignores,
Beyond human intel
Ye having long past,
Find point of return
Will fix obtain cast,
Should merited spell 
Ne’er be meant to last,
Tho a man can nay tell!


                                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier 

Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Music – excerpt by Chet Baker, of Alone Together
Audio – Jean-Jacques Fournier

				               written in Sweetsburg
					        March 27, 2022	

A Wandering Man

            – seeks a longer while –

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A Wandering Man            

 – seeks a longer while –                                                           

He wanders about
For trenchant life,
But without doubt
Save eonian strife,
Fixes a sure bout 
As afore afterlife,
Be willing to wait
A progeny clever,
Till ye find place
Visualizes forever,
That allows placate
For no reason ever,
This wandering man
Seeks a longer while,
Thus, so to find whole
With but copious guile
Might delay growing old!
				ode to forever young of spirit…

                             © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
			   
Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Music - Excerpt of Wandering by Steve Combs
Audio recital – by Jean-Jacques Fournier
written in Sweetsburg
March 20, 2022

Hardly Ever

       – close to hereafter –

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Hardly Ever

       – close to hereafter –

Tho ye be willing
Accept said clever
Without doubting
Aimed endeavour, 
Thus, to conciliate
Fated last forever, 
Relieved of debate
Afar reach of a tether,
With life due late date
Hence holds hardly ever,
Ye found close to hereafter! 



                                       Ode to Edgar Allan Poe,
		                             master of morbidity…

                    © Jean-Jacques Fournier 


Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Music - Excerpt of The Violin Concertos, by J.S. Bach 
Audio recital – by Jean-Jacques Fournier

                                               written in Sweetsburg
					           March 12, 2022


A Blind Mind

         – willing to wait –

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A Blind Mind

         – willing to wait –

A fellowman’s fate
Be his blind mind,  
Now in haste state
To end of the line,
Has reason be late
Or flee his assign, 
Yet willing to wait
For shade to bind, 
Invoke find abate
On pretext of time,
May assure a place
Best end of the line,
As fellowman’s take
While willing to wait,
Lives with a blind mind!
			Alas youth of long days,
		                       be be soon short elder nights…

  © Jean-Jacques Fournier 


Imagery - Venus discovers young man robbed of his youth, 
                  Unknown artist Naples in the mid 1600s.
Music - Excerpt of Johann Sebastian’s Adagio
Audio recital - Jean-Jacques Fournier


written in Sweetsburg
March 12, 2022

			

Whatever Happened

         – to what’s his name –

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Whatever Happened
- to what’s his name - 
Tells of a social game,
In whatever happened
Be to what’s his name,
Or view face of whom
As recall slowly came,
Via beacon so illumed
For its curiosity’s aim,
That might’ve implied
See to be but so and so,
May hold a worthy ply
Save ‘tis another trope 
Put to what’s his name!
                       Ode to the face of reality…

	                                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier

Imagery - personal & Wikimedia Commons
Music – excerpt of Debussy, Chopin, Satie 
Audio – Recital, Jean-Jacques Fournier

                                                               written in Sweetsburg

                                                                      March 3, 2022

                                           

                                

A Minute and A Half

                  – life seems to last –

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A Minute and A Half

                  – life seems to last –

The journey starts
And seems to last, 
But a minute 
And a half,
As I remember
Ponder life past, 
I try to ignore,
A September last 
Be echoes of lore…
As life finds wilt 
Our time by half
I’ve none to waste, 
So, pardon my rancour
At they who do crowd, 
Or find be an anchor  
In my fleeting race,
For with so little time
Be cause to make haste…
I want not feel dread 
For predestined brevity, 
Or fall’s early spread
Lying neath memories, 
That hint of soon rest
From life seems to last, 
But a minute and a half!
					 Ode to the eternal, Louise Fleischmann

				    				          © Jean-Jacques Fournier

Images - JJF Timepiece & Wikimedia Commons
Music - excerpt - Frederic Chopin, Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9 no. 1 
Audio – Jean-Jacques Fournier 

					   written in Sweetsburg
				             February 28, 2022