Butterflies

             – by the bye –

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Butterflies

– by the bye

Not incidental
We butterflies,
Ever so gentle 
Yet by the bye,
As ornamental 
To  human eye, 
Will so trample
Reasoning why,
Be florae ample
Ye soon realize,
Holds butterfly
Reach to offer life,
Or graces the sky
As fitfully dancing,
Be fulfilling his bye
The while ambling by! 

                                © Jean-Jacques Fournier




                                                       written in Sweetsburg
                                           	           July 22, 2022
Music -  Vivaldi L’estro armonica Op.3 Violin Ccocerto
Photography - Marianne Dessis & Wikimedia Commons
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

A Place

         – said earth –

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A Place

– said earth –

Tho crave
From birth
To grave,
For worth
Ye want save, 
A place
Said earth, 
Now must skirt
To suffer waste,
Tho be alert
Of mans tricks, 
Ample so to burst
A planet at risk, 
Not find accept
Failed mortals akin,
In state of gorged excess 
Hides yet a desolate grim,
Obscuring a need for address
While mans memory grows thin, 
As he begs for too long ignored access!
                       
	                           © Jean-Jacques Fournier

	                                                    written in Sweetsburg 
                                                                        July 21, 2022
Imagery - Marianne Dessis 
Music – Tenderly by Chet Baker
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

Friendship

        – a state of being –

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Friendship

        – a state of being –

If perchance 
Devil sleeps, 
Long enough
Even for keeps, 
With any luck
Ye may reach,
Beyond amok
Thus to breach,
A gist of awake
As in friendship, 
Induces tolerate 
Sets to farseeing,
Wants but decide
Hence in the doing,
Beyond an open bide
Yet a found friendship,
Ne’er best so described
Meant be a state of being!
		     © Jean-Jacques Fournier

	                                          written in Sweetsburg				
			                                 July 18, 2022

        – a state of being –

Imagery - Wikimedia Commons…
Music – Late night jazz by Chet Baker
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier…

The Full Bloom

        – of a catalpa tree –

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The Full Bloom

        – of a catalpa tree –

There’s a catalpa tree,
A very short distance
From where gods be,
Unable to stay away
Rapt so by what I see, 
As such beauty ways
On a summer breeze, 
The while in full bloom
Will render one at ease,
Thus so we can assume
By its clustered flowers,
Trumpet shapes agreed
Tells of floral splendour,        
Whose seeds life decreed 
Lay in long pods slender,
Hanging where meant be
Till fate cultivates its need,
For the heart shape enders 
Of those o’er gigantic leaves,
That be the life given beauty,
Ornamenting the catalpa tree!

Intent of the floral gods,

                     © Jean-Jacques Fournier

                                         written in Sweetsburg
					       July 15, 2022 
                      
Music - Trees in the Breeze – Hippocampus 
Imagery - Wikimedia Commons 
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

Living

      – more or less –

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Living

– more or less –

I felt I might
Be living,
Smartly tight 
As on the edge
Be living life,  
Bereft of hedge 
As I believe
Just as I like,
Thus composed
To timely strike, 
In a kind of play
Fitting appetite,  
Ye needn’t sway
Hence so decide,
To have a say
More or less,
If only to delay
When for the best 
Will be a fated day,
We may find care
To tell we’re done,
At least enough
Tho barely some,
After said bones
Have gone to rest,
Tho slightly bent
No more or less,
To cogitate well spent!



		       © Jean-Jacques Fournier 


			             written in Sweetsburg
				      July 09, 2022 
								              
Music - The best of Chet Baker
Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Audio – Jean-Jacques Fournier

Shadows of Hell

– be enduring compel –

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Shadows of Hell

– be enduring compel –

I try delay sleep
For far too soon,
I am to lie neath
Earths assume,
A fated bequeath
Of inopportune, 
Be river of Lethe
For gods out of tune,
In the ultimate dark 
And eternal doom,
Are shadows of hell 
Where Hades River, 
Be enduring compel 
As its waters deliver,
For dead souls to imbibe
Shan’t forget held, of lesser worth, 
Said flawed gods wouldst abide
During man’s life while on this earth!
                          © Jean-Jacques Fournier  
                                                      
                                                     written in Sweetsburg
                                                             July 3, 2022
Music – The Impressionists, Pavane, Op.50
Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier