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


“ Years Moreover ” ~ and the sum of them ~

 

I sought living

Years the more,

Of them the sum

Secures encore,

For score or two

Not ne’er enough,

A pardon due

Leads me to plead,

Not waive the stuff

Of years one lived,

Chance be my best

Of time life gives,

When soon to rest

Hold years ahead,

Not played as test

For idling dead,

When all ‘tis left

Means but to pass

Expressly fast,

Begs added score

To get it right

Before the dark,

Be my eternal night!