Another Face

– of oscitant lines –

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Another Face

– of oscitant lines –

Too soon alas to swallow
Be yawning drowsy lines, 
To image craggy hollows
As an aging face inclines,
Etching far from mellow
Is a face of sculped lines,
Dress code of the morrow
Holds another place ye find,
On the way of oscitant lines! 

                                © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
Music - Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone by Heitor Villa-Lobos 
Imagery - Wikimedia Common
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

Looking   

       – for shadows –

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Looking   

       – for shadows –

Be haven I seek
To elude a state,
Find total bleak 
Thus I must flee,
And opt to keep
As hence incline,
Will docile peace
In shades of kind,
Held place replete 
Set for sober mind…

Hence on this day
If sun sits strong,
Consensus bought  
I’ve gone too long,
Thus be soul lost
Not likely wrong,
So should you find
Your way in time,
Look for shadows 
For ‘tis me ye’ll see,
With austere mind 
Wants ne’er depart, 
Ill-fated be resigned!
                 © Jean-Jacques Fournier  

			              
  	 ode to a brother lost…

                                                    
Music - Fantasia for Soprano Saxophone by Heitor Villa-Lobos 
Imagery - Wikimedia Common
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier


                         written in Montréal                                                      			                          
                             July 20, 2002                                                        
                      written in Sweetsburg
	               edit for audio recital
		             May 8, 2020
	             re-edit June 28, 2022

Looking

– as a second thought –

Looking

– as a second thought –

Tho at times misplace 
Know it will be found,
Not so but to save face
And be of a mind sound,
I can yet find the place
As it’s ne’er truly lost,
Due to a recall’s grace
Held as a second thought!

	           © Jean-Jacques Fournier
written in Sweetsburg	
    June 25, 2022

Image - Wikimedia Commons -

Looking

– for perceptive thought –

Giacomo Puccini, Compositore Italiano 1858 – 1924

Looking

– for perceptive thought –

Looking 
For perceptive thought,
That questions 
Worth of one sought, 
Thus, so to being sown
In fashion so be not forgot!
	            written in Sweetsburg
		© Jean-Jacques Fournier
		          June 22, 2022                                                                           

A Face

– worn on my mind –

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A Face

– worn on my mind –

A face I’ve worn
Seemed all of me,
Three scores plus
And ten more be,
Finds recall days
Of endured inure,
Yet stayed in kind
Somewhat obscure,
Be neath a surface
Nigh on infinitude,
Tho of sculpt crags
That does fit define,
Held but scallywag
Worn on my mind
Be a face I once had!   

                                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier





Imagery - Wikimedia Commons 
Music - Idle Moments by Grant Green CF
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

					       written in Sweetsburg
                                                     June 12, 2022

A Face

– of oscitant place –

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A Face

– of oscitant place –

Tho be an inevitable climb,
Imaging craggy furrows,
Meant form alas in time
As etch once felt mellow,
Prior aging life defined
Held voiced rather low,
Find now a somber face
Despite cerebral callow, 
In way of oscitant place
You’d admit poor guise,
Thus, well beyond efface
Save should ye be so wise!

                            © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
                                         Image – Wikimedia Commons
                                         Music – Melancholic Music by Ravel
                                         Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

                     written in Sweetsburg
                     © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
                     June 11, 2022

Marc Tetreault

– where are you now –

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Marc Tetreault

– where are you now –

Where are you now
Since the gods chose,  
You take a final bow
So, without appose,
Back in those fifties
And tho but a prose, 
The while too young
Halfway near its start,
Of a life barely begun
Be end of Marc known,
For too soon ye be gone
As angle save Beelzebub,
Yet in memory ye be found
Was a young man still in bud,
Lived life before ‘twas started
In a kind in time conjures a rosebud!

                 © Jean-Jacques Fournier 

Ode to a long-time dear friend, a Montrealer 
Marc Tetreault who introduced me to Italia di
 persona, ergo he nor Italia will be forgotten…
 written in Montecatini Italia 
 June 9, 2022

Image – JJF private photo
Music – Almost Blue by Chet Baker
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

A Face

– in inhuman place –

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A Face

– in inhuman place –

The face I see 
Thru shady light,
Fixed traces be  
That stills the night, 
Save from embrace 
For once held life,
As part of human race
Now fits inhuman place…

The face ye find reflect,
With its cragged imagery 
Of yawning sculpted lines, 
Set deep beneath the touch
Wouldst trail the journeys,
That wants tell stories
Such mortals had to travel…

In time dawn’s shadows
Would dim the cruelty
That carved its path,
To fashion distinctly, 
Their wind burnt flesh
That reads like brail,
On faces lined like mesh
Neat mask made of chain mail....

Of these raw bone beings,
Imaging grievous faces
Seem to beg ends travel 
Or memory of its passing,
A survival that holds bold  
For be phantoms of the past, 
Where these faces did emerge! 

                      © Jean-Jacques Fournier
                                      Image - Wikimedia Commons                         
                                      Music -  Almost Blue by Chet Baker
                                      Audio -  Jean-Jacques Fournier     
                                                                        
                                                                             ov written in Montreal
                                                                                  January 2, 2002
                                                                             posted in Sweetsburg
                                                                                    June 5, 2022