Looking

          – on second thought –

Looking

– on 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 on second thought!

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

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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
 
  

	
 

Looking

– for way home –

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Looking

– for way home –

I’ve a lifetime invested
Searching for a place,
I might have rested
In its calm embrace,
Afore weary bones
Be made yet carry, 
A still spirited body
Seeks but want tarry,
Tho when and where
Suggests not to hurry,
As fate leads me there
Will somehow show,
The many times before
A pleasure held to roam,
In idle distances and more
Save till now finding anxious, 
Cause be looking for way home!

© Jean-Jacques Fournier

Image – Wall painting, Christ Pantocrator Church, Lagoudera, Cyprus

Music – Joie de Vivre, by Frederic François Chopin

Audio – Jean-Jacques Fournier

						   written in Sweetsburg
                                                          April 26, 2022

Wanting

        – to know why –

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Wanting

        – to know why –

Would it matter,
Wanting
To know why,
If one didn’t
Get an answer,
Having thought
To wonder,
Ought question
Mental wrought,
Find whether
Trouble ought,
Tho no longer
Above water,
While persists
Probe forever,
One considers  
Being clever,
Mightn’t ever 
Learn reply,
Wanting
To know why, 
Best be left
Without an answer!

Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Music - excerpt of Debussy, Chopin, Satie (Piano Music)
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

© Jean-Jacques Fournier 	
written in Sweetsburg
April 17, 2022
                 

Painting A Mind

               – in shadows dark –

Johann Robert Schürch – Clown, 1921

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Painting A Mind

– shadows dark –

Be hollows stark
Painting a mind,
In shadows dark 
To survive time,
Be need of world
Best ne’er blind,
As creatures we
Given short line,
Expecting future
Soon fades offline,
Will want a tutor 
For make believe,
Set as fake humans
Be computer achieved,
Save a life’s meagre race
Holds no reason to grieve,
With compos mentis in place
Ye ought find painting a mind
Seeks not dark shadows embrace!


		     © Jean-Jacques Fournier

	                                          written in Sweetsburg				
			                       April 23, 2022
Imagery - Wikimedia Commons…
Music – Diane by Chet Baker…
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier…

A Man

– called Marc –

Wanderer Above the Sea by David Friedrich

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A Man

– called Marc –

He’d not stay long,
In life’s short run
Be too soon gone,
As if one shunned
To an early dawn,
From a place won 
In a shortish song,
He as a brother be
Far too young gone, 
Gods fixed not see,
As life span of a pawn
Alas was short-lived run 
Thus, alike an early dawn!
                   Might you have parted
                               without telling your friend,
                                      dear Marc, until it was too late…? 
                               © Jean-Jacques Fournier
  Ode, two scores late, for the passing
        of Marc Tetreault, the rarest of dear friends.

          written in Sweetsburg
		April 17, 2022
Imagery - Wanderer Above the Sea by David Friedrich
Music - No Problem by Chet Baker Quartet
Audio - recital by Jean-Jacques Fournier

PS: If there should be an afterlife or such a thing as a next life,
                Marc is the one true friend I would seek to befriend again.