Man’s Façade

– fore to hind –

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Man’s Façade

– fore to hind –

Persistent mind
On the façade,
Of fore to hind
No pasquinade,
Wouldst define
Nor satire’s aid,
Thus, so in time
Will play a game,
Not feigning blind
Ne’er ye find same, 
To suffer a like mind
Nigh as fixated to change, 
Tho be born in man’s façade!

                 Ode to they of so-called, 
                                nonconformist persuasion... 

                          © Jean-Jacques Fournier 

Image – Wikimedia Commons
Music - Almost Blue by Chet Baker
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier



                   written in Sweetsburg
	         © Jean-Jacques Fournier
		       December 4, 2021
		edited December 13, 2022

Another Face

           – holds persistent –

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Another Face

           – holds persistent

Wouldst expect live
From child unclad,
To babbles’ demise 
Beyond level of sad, 
Save coherent wise 
Who appear to add,
Purpose comprised
Of a raison d’être,
Afore another face
Need not be a fête,
In spell given hand
Occupies life space, 
Thus, living the race,
That says you’re alive
Best before final date,
Ye so drag to survive 
Find delay grave fate,
May not end so brave
When be made to face,
Despite eke of last steps
You will do so with grace,
The while holds persistent
Be too soon for another face! 

                                     © Jean-Jacques Fournier


  Image - Wikimedia Commons                         
  Music – excerpt of Almost Blue by Chet Baker
  Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier     
                                                                             ov written in Montréal 
                                                                             rewrote in Sweetsburg 
                                                                               November 30, 2022 

Listening

       – be not hearing –

Listening

       – be not hearing –      

One may hear words
He’d want find bold,
Be bordering absurd 
Decries nervous soul, 
Fortuitously blurred 
Of insignificant dole,
Be il facilely heeding
For a fit tenuous droll,
Appear as not hearing
Will have taken its toll,
Despite ye be listening
To words fits not whole... 

Sets thy thoughts pacific
That of tranquil insisting,
Tho find lack of specific
Thus, focus but on living,
As constant ethnographic
Finds carry on persisting,
So pass on bent spasmodic
For listening be not hearing!

		Ode to thinking man...

        ©️ Jean-Jacques Fournier 
                                written in Sweetsburg
	                     November 12, 2022

Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Music - Excerpt of Pure Imagination at 2:30 min. by Scott Hamilton
Audio -	Jean-Jacques Fournier   

A Bridge

– by the way home –

Le Pont du Diable… The Devil’s Bridge… Fr.

A Bridge

– by the way home –

I’ve long roamed
Where gods play,
Enchanting Rome 
To Tuscany’s day,
By the way home...

I hold the memory
Of insistent places,
Has ye transformed
Afore its life passes, 
Find a bridge known,
As by the way home!

                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
			                            written in Sweetsburg
				                    October 31, 2021
				             edit November 20, 2022


Imagery - Photo by Marianne Dessis 

A Face

           – in morrow’s space –

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A Face

  • – in morrow’s space –
Tho near impossible to climb
Finding the image of her face,
That meant will form in time
A face, be from an awry place,
Has thus but aging to define
To hold in morrow’s space,
For a visage fixed sublime
Be set as tho a part effaced,
In a façade in need to find
Be of memory ye do prize, 
With its recall of total bind
Thus, so more than surmised, 
From a failed god’s ambuscade
Who’d long forgotten to be wise,
Till such shenanigans he displayed,
To a face in morrows’ space implied
Yet not his play, tho but of nature’s say!
                    Imaging mans’ unconsciousness toward reality...

                                            © Jean-Jacques Fournier
Image - Wikimedia Commons ...
Music - Weekend Jazz, no artist names ...
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier ...
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                                                            Written in Sweetsburg
                                                              November 17, 2022

Wanting

         – to be heard –

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Wanting

– to be heard –

Pictured without sound
Tho can see be awaken,
As gyrations abound
With spirited dysfunction, 
Postures visibly found
In logic for malfunction,
Tells ye want to be heard
Baring ludicrous emotions,
Will use an extant voice
Thus, to bid without a word,
Might find to last forever
While given to be heard,
Hence in an unfettered world! 


                    © Jean-Jacques Fournier 


                         Written in Sweetsburg
                           November 12, 2022 
                        Edited November, 2022


Imagery - Domonique Fournier
Music - Excerpt of Pure Imagination by Scott Hamilton
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier   

The Day

– that was –

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The Day                 

       – that was –

The day
Set as was,
Did have a play
Despite faux pas,
Would find a way
Bearing the cause,
Of one’s living stay
Thus, to make room,
For a fated new day
Fixed next to come,
And find its allay
Hence while alone,
Will not be at bay
Tho set afar home,
Holds shy of say
Had need to roam,
Implied being alive
For allotted time,
Be ne’er very long
Ye will soon find, 
The day long gone
Next to be, that was!


                           © Jean-Jacques Fournier
Photo - Marianne Dessis
Music - except of Almost Blue, by Chet Baker
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier
               					Written in Sweetsburg
						   November 1, 2022

The Meal  

– to follow

Francisco de Goya, Saturno devorando

The Meal 
        - to follow -

If you’re to choose
The meal to follow,
You shall ne'er lose
Or find too shallow,  
Nor the while be late 
As to claim didn't know,
That meal you're to find
Wouldst taste but sorrow,
As world ogres want dine,
On repas that means you
Save one should awaken
To manage draw said line,
Which renders man shaken
Hence forever a lasting time,
Held so to ne’er again be taken
By the likes of the troll creatures,
Who'd hold claim to being human!

               
                             ode to Russia’s ogre,
                                  presently, Vladimir Putin…

                ©️ Jean-Jacques Fournier

First written in Ciboure, France  
October 11, 2022
Edited in Sweetsburg, Canada
November 6, 2022



    

A Palm Tree

– at my window –

A Palm Tree

– at my window –

I struggle to hear
Hence so understand,
Signs of leafy arms
That waver in speech,
To find want explain
Its lifegiving reach,
Which patiently frames
It’s reliance amiss,
On neglected  terrain
Of existence we miss,
Thus, without care
Beyond reminisce,
What palm tree means share!

                              © Jean-Jacques Fournier

              written in Ciboure, Fr. 
              October 6, 2022

Looking

           – for a mesmeric fellow –

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Looking

– for a mesmeric fellow –

Holds may be finally time 
You fix mesmerical place,
While aging state inclines
Must allow a guess to face, 
Worthy façade’s story lines
Wants find liable to follow,
When soon will depict sign
That yet may end be hollow,
Lest one chances new assign 
Would fit a mesmeric fellow! 

                               © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
                                           written in Sweetsburg
                                            September 14, 2022


Imagery - National Galleries of Scotland
Music -  Easy Listening Blues
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier