A Little More Time

              – if but to mark mine –

Salvador Dali

A Little More Time

 – if but to mark mine –





A little more time
To recall a mood
I’d left behind,
When early in life 
If but mark mine,
To allow for strife …

A little more time
To live with candour, 
Discover my other,
Whom I’d forsaken
In visions of grandeur…

A little more time
To shake free of talk
That life offers blindly, 
Overriding the clock…
 
A little more time 
To share a measure
Of neglected kindness, 
And taste the pleasure	
Of compassionateness…

A little more time
To recapture the scent 
Of evocative memories, 
With all of their follies
Life chose to be meant
If need be to mark mine! 
                                                        	   written in Sweetsburg
                                        		        © Jean-Jacques Fournier
                                                  		         May 18, 2005
				                              Re-versioned Nov. 21, 2022

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

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



    

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

Looking in a Blind Mind

                     – the while willing to wait –

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Looking in a Blind Mind

                    – the while willing to wait –

A fellowman’s fate
Be in a blind mind,
Short of haste state
For end of the line,
Will reason be late
A welcome assign,
Thus eager to wait
On ploy of resign,
Yet invokes debate
Tho beset inclined,
May assure a place
At end of life's time,
As fellowman’s take
Endures a blind mind,
The while willing to wait!

Alas youth of long days,
be soon elders short nights…


© Jean-Jacques Fournier



Imagery – Painting -Venus discovers young man robbed of his youth. Unknown artist, Naples mid 1600s.
Music - Excerpt of - Pavane for a late father -
Audio recital - Jean-Jacques Fournier


written in Sweetsburg
September 4, 2022






			

Looking

– for erudite thought –

Looking

– for erudite thought –

While eager to find
Endures be sought,
Said sanguine time 
For erudite thought, 
Abides one inclined
By inspired epoque, 
Wants trust defined
Composed as ought,
Optimistic assigned 
Tho may’ve sought,
To acquire consign 
Decidedly brought,
Save deviate minds
Shall suppress not,
Hide merit in kind
Held as calculus lot,
Seek Einstein design!

	                     © Jean-Jacques Fournier


						            written in Sweetsburg
				                                 March 30, 2015
                                                       Posted September 2, 2022
Imagery - National Galleries of Scotland
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

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…

My Valentine

           – be forever and a day –

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My Valentine

           – be forever and a day –

Of that valentine
I ought to write,
Holds all the lines
I thought be right,
And of many times
Thru days or night,
Be of a love to find
Ye sought it might,
In every way of love
Holds yours and mine,
The many years above
To validate my valentine,
Would find its way to stay
The while fate chose in time,
And ever so beyond life's play
Thus, to validate my valentine,
Hence find be forever and a day! 

			                              Ode to Marianne,
                                                                                 forever, the love of my life…

                        © Jean-Jacques Fournier



                                                                             written in Sweetsburg
                                                                                  February 14, 2022
Image - Source Wikimedia Commons …
Music - Chet Baker – my Funny Valentine …
Audio – Jean-Jacques Fournier …


A Poetic Trio – of fated time –

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A Mask

Will in time
Knit façade,
Like a mask
For the mind,
Blinds fate past!


Shades – of time –

Seem out of place
Fate’s shades of time,
Too soon effaced
A once upon sublime, 
Find lost in waist 
Humanity’s sad define,
Tho truth known 
Rashly yours and mine! 



Trickeries

          – adjudged end unknown –

As I recall now,
Of early dawn
The gods avow,
Scant paragon
Be held to end,
As I grow wise
Find so intend,
To forever thrive,
In minds eye norm
Be of fates trickeries,
Adjudged end unknown!  
                           © Jean-Jacques Fournier

All 3 poems, abridged for short version, 
written in Sweetsburg July 10, 2021
Music - Maurice Ravel, Excerpt of Sonatine 1
Imagery - Private & public
Audio Recital - Jean-Jacques Fournier

Brother – can you spare the time –

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Brother

       – can you spare the time –

The while not my bide
To thus beg for a dime,
For my perishing hide 
Too soon had its time,
Hence afore I’m dead
Mightn’t one not tout,
If you hadn’t yet read
I am no more about,
For ominous debate 
May but allow doubt,
Afore I be deaths bate 
Ought find while alive,
Can you spare the time,
A word or more tho late
To be that brother mine!


                           ode to a lost brother…


		                   © Jean-Jacques Fournier
Recalling those stories
Of the great depression,
In 1929 to 1933 to WW2
Be common to the times,
Being prelude to ill ease 
Found compose a poem,
Implores please, Brother 
Can you spare a dime, 
As the situate entreats
Thus to spare the time!

Images - Private & public
Music - Misery, by Jani Ukkonen
Audio recital – Jean-Jacques Fournier



	             ov written in Sweetsburg
	                   January 19, 2013
                            abridged edition 
                              June 21, 2021