Looking

– wide eyed –

Looking

– wide eyed –

Holding a thought
To ponder its worth,
Sagaciously ought
Ye honor its birth,
Be erudite sought
Observe held bide,
Thus not be fraught
Looking wide eyed,
As tempted to flirt
With fool’s divide, 
Tho find to divert  
The while lets slide,
Implies shan’t avert 
Held fixed be last ride,
Shan’t so flaunt its worth!

                         Ode to inevitable fading memory...

	  © Jean-Jacques Fournier


     written in Sweetsburg                   
     September 11, 2022





Imagery - National Galleries of Scotland

Looking

– at erudite expression –

Looking

– at erudite expression –

Looking
At erudite expression,
That questions
Worth of one's own,
Thus, had been sown!

                                 © Jean-Jacques Fournier

						            written in Sweetsburg
				                                          September 3, 2022

Imagery - National Galleries of Scotland
Music – Jazz Piano
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

A Probing

         – held thought –

Old man sleeping – David Rijckaert 1612

A Probing

– held thought –

A probing
Held thought, 
That questions 
Ones own,
Be but of worth
Should it reflect,
That which 
Ye have sewn!
                         © Jean-Jacques Fournier

				            written in Sweetsburg
                                                 August 9, 2022	
			 	 	    
Imagery – Wikimedia Commons	

A Place

         – said earth –

Listen to audio

A Place

– said earth –

Tho crave
From birth
To grave,
For worth
Ye want save, 
A place
Said earth, 
Now must skirt
To suffer waste,
Tho be alert
Of mans tricks, 
Ample so to burst
A planet at risk, 
Not find accept
Failed mortals akin,
In state of gorged excess 
Hides yet a desolate grim,
Obscuring a need for address
While mans memory grows thin, 
As he begs for too long ignored access!
                       
	                           © Jean-Jacques Fournier

	                                                    written in Sweetsburg 
                                                                        July 21, 2022
Imagery - Marianne Dessis 
Music – Tenderly by Chet Baker
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

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                                                                           

Living Alive

        – worth for the while –

Listen to audio

Living Alive

        – worth for the while –

It takes a while 
To finely realize,
You’d been asleep 
Oblivious to alive, 
Whilst ye be replete
For an apposite revive,
Ought so find entreat
Be of worth for the while, 
Thus as acquiescent treat
Fixates so to be living alive!
	                 ode to still being alive…


                                            © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Music - Excerpt of Chet Baker’s Time After Time
Audio - recital - by Jean-Jacques Fournier


				                  written in Sweetsburg
			                                 April 12, 2022
					 

“ A Space ” – held in awe, be our planet earth –

                                  Listen to audio       

A Space

– held in awe,

be our planet earth –

 ‘Tis a space,
 Held in awe
 Our planet earth,
 A place we crave
 Thus so we may,
 From birth to grave
 Tho be fates play,
 One you can’t save
 Nor meant we stay,
 On its passing wave
 We’ll not want stray
 Tho holds your breath,
 With its waning taste 
 Wouldst suffer death, 
 To extend embrace... 
 Held in veiled guise,
 Tho bares one’s face
 Who finds will hide, 
 Said man’s disgrace
 And denigrating bide,
 Of our earthly prize,
 Whilst apathetically
 Man in kind deface, 
 To discombobulate
 Our memory’s state,
 Tho while held in awe
 Insentient of its worth,
 Denies many having place
 For all to be on planet earth! 
                       © Jean-Jacques Fournier 
                                          November 17, 2020
  
 Photos - public collection...
 Music - Excerpt of, If I should lose you, by Chet Baker...                     

“ Solitude ” – be coexistence –

DSCN9758  Listen to audio

Solitude

               – be coexistence –

Moot be strife

In solitude,

A carve of life

That negates

Platitudes,

Be coexistence

With oneself,

A quiet distance

Gives credence,

To relinquishing

A social imitate,

Finding release

From conformity,

For a timely taste

Of anonymity,

Said tranquil pace

Of held composure,

Be worth reaching

Without disclosure,

Tho cause to choose

A further exposure,

Save less so bemused,

One opts to visit solitude!

© Jean-Jacques Fournier

Music – In My Solitude, by Duke Ellington’s

“ A Thought ” ~ I beg hold ~

On my mind

Be a thought

I beg hold,

Plead ought

Despite told,

Stated recall

Running cold,

As age’s gift

Aims uphold,

Its fated way

To so define,

A wary play

For its time,

Be a thought

In grey mind,

Slipping away

Denied bind,

Despite sway

Means to find,

Its abject guide,

That it may stay

As thought of worth ,

To indulge fading days!

                        © Jean-Jacques Fournier

 

“ A Last Goodbye ” ~ gives reason pause ~

 

One wants believe

All we’ve achieved,

Would but forever

Live and breathe,

That fate abide

We share the lot

With those in need,

Thus to subscribe

In mindful cause

Be worth’s provide,

Before a last goodbye!