“ A Dupery’s Game ” – of nebulous task –

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“ A Dupery’s Game ”

– of nebulous task –

Though we endure
Time passing fast,                                                       
Ne'er to be sure
The while it lasts, 
We accept its lure 
Without we so ask,
Be less than assured 
With time fixed mask,
Holds a dupery‘s game
Cast be of nebulous task!  
 
                                  The gift of unapprised choices...
  
                © Jean-Jacques Fournier   




 Paintings - Régmer, de LaTour, deBoulogne, Rourbouts & Caravaggio...
 Header Picture - Shutterstock ...
 Music -  Brahms, Träumerei (MF-422) in I F minor... 
  
 January 19, 2021                                                                                                                                             

“ The Little Red House ” – on the corner –

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“ The Little Red House ”

– on the corner –


 The fairy tale picture
 Of its little red house,
 Sitting on the corner
 Sure lure for a mouse,
 Or little Jack Horner
 Ye find eating his pie,
 Holds be a reminder 
 The while we walk by,
 Tho soon we be older
 Can but wonder why,
 Be the little red house
 That sits on a corner,
 Seems ever so ageless
 Lends we reminisce,  
 Shoulder to shoulder
 Share memory’s bliss,
 Each day walking by
 As we pass the corner,
 Of that little red house! 
                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier       
  
 For Marie Bertrand, once her grandmother's actual house ... 

 Photos by MD & JJ        
 Music – If I Should Lose You, by Chet Baker ...
  
                                             written in Sweetsburg
                                                   January 6, 2021 

“ Stop The World ” – I want to get off – revisited –

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“ Stop The World ”

            – I want to get off –

Stop the world,

I want to get off,

Its lethal whirl

I’ve had enough,

Held toxic while

Man efforts cure,

To anew beguile

Alters not lure,

Of endless excess

Or denied blame,

Nor will it redress

Its damage insane,

Man culls confess

Of liable fed game,

To play you along

Be without shame,

Of what suits best

For his world cast,

That yet but infests

So increasingly fast,

And gives not a rest

Despite beg antics daft,

With now barely time left!

                                           Ode to voices of empty rhetoric

                                                                    © Jean-Jacques Fournier

                                                                                         July 10, 2020

             Music – Stravinsky’s, The Rite of Spring

 

 

“ Life In Timeless State ” ~ to laugh at fate ~

As I await

Familiar faces

I stray not far

Of wonted places,

For I so dread

If should I roam

I’d find them gone,

Or thus alone

And in their stead

Be grim spirits

Want fuss my head,

The while I linger

Hopeful to find

Life beyond time,

Whereas I’ve still

The strength of will,

To join held gods

Who laugh at fate,

As they so celebrate

Careless of time,

In timeless state!

“ Mesmerizing Eyes ” ~ would be denied ~

There’s a look

In those eyes,

So provocative

They mesmerize,

Yet she’s denied

By vacant guise,

What suggests

View marginalized,

For his incline

Be not of accord,

With her bold design…  

 

Tho she leans closer

To tempt approval,                                       

Of her sultry lure,

It fails to entice

His lack of taste                                                       

For female delight,

Despite the pleading

That lies in her eyes,

The gods had created

To want  mesmerize!

“ All Roads ” ~ lead to roam ~

 

A world I roamed

I hadn’t known,

Shaped memories

Of places dear,

Like ancient Rome

And mysteries

Of Tangier,

That reached beyond

A musing’s home,

Dreamed petit môme…

 

Now should I aim

Trip far from near

Caducity I fear,

Errs view erase

As if time passed

Best blur its face,

Save then again

I should be lured

By nomad tastes,

To roads unknown

That lead to roam!