As Time flies still

As Time flies still

16 January 2016

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She shrieked. Her mother ran in from the other room, wondering if she hurt herself. She was standing there, trembling, her face contorted with fear as she gazed at the middle-aged woman in front of her. Look she screeched at her mom, who is that fat woman? It is you, answered her mother, tears running down her face.

 

She looked at herself in the mirror. Time had passed faster than she imagined. Ten years! She could not believe that this had happened. The words of her mother explaining everything drowned into the distance and she only picked up bits and pieces so akin to the bits and pieces of herself that she was now picking up, recollecting her past as she examined that unknown paunchy dull woman. …Catatonia… you were… depressed… never reacting… I took care of you despite …fed you… combed your hair… bathed you…

 

The grandfather clock seemed to pound the seconds synchronised with the beating of her heart as she reached out to the image of herself and the vision of her hand with its strange reflection, chubby with the nails crooked and bitten off was another shock. Ticks and tocks, how many more shocks, her mind whispered. She still could not believe so much time had passed without her even living those moments truly. Of essential time she had not felt the chime, she told herself. It was as if someone had stolen those years, hidden them away from her. Oh but to find the key to the treasure chest and wind back those memories to contemplate!

 

She looked back to her image, the weary tired eyes with the crow lines extending towards the cheeks. Those cheeks once so rosy and spruced how they were all faded now sad and grey. That sagging tired jawline could sink the spirits lower than wine she thought to herself as her finger traced them slowly towards her temples. Her head was aching now and she pressed her temples hard wincing under the pain but glad to be feeling again something at least. All those years gone by that she would never be able to witness like grains of sand they had seeped through her fingers and would never come back. What had happened to him she wondered. Tempus fugit… a cackling voice repeated over and over in her mind as she sunk to her knees.

 

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Written in the context of FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES Prompt Challenge #9

Ping back and rules here

 

 

Miles Davis – Tempus Fugit

SPECTRE Soundtrack – 19. Tempus Fugit by Thomas Newman

Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall

Los Muertos Vivos Estan (Movie Version) (“Spectre” soundtrack)

Dénouement

Dénouement

English translation below (A Alessandro de RISE)

16 janvier 2016

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Abandon

Ecorchure en mots

Peau qui coule

Diapason

Alignement de mon être

Musique funèbre naître

 

Résistance

Invincible élan

Préserver

Sauvegarder

Obsession de tous les temps

Passé imparfait

 

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Les tumultes

Flots de cœur avide

Découvrir

S’investir

Richesse de boyaux limpides

Cristaux pour rivière

 

Abandon

D’autres sens reprennent

Dictionnaire

Réfractaire

Je nage fort contre-courant

Les vagues mon tombeau

 

Dénouement

Une paix retrouvée

Lentement

Communion

Il me tient la main de loin

Traverser l’enfant

 

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As I realised some of you are kind enough to like my poems in French even though their French is a bit rusty or some just because they like the images and the feel of the poem without understanding much I have resolved whenever I can to put up a translation in English. It is difficult because the French language allows you to hide many more meanings into the same sentence and I find it less possible with the English, especially if one wants to respect the poetry rhythm and requirements. I have attempted to keep the below a Shadorma (in between brackets figures the correct translation of a word that I might have changed a bit to keep the Shadorma syllable count and in one instance I have put up another possible wording where the French word has more than one meaning). Thanks as always for your comments and encouragements 🙂

 

Denouement

(To Alessandro from RISE)

January 16th, 2016

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Abandoned (Abandonment)

Flaying of the words

Skin flowing

Tuning fork

Alignment of my being

Mourning music born

 

Resistance

Invincible force (momentum)

To preserve

To safeguard

Obsession of all Tenses

Past, the imperfect

 

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The tumults

Waves of hungry heart

Discover

To invest

Wealth of my transparent guts

Crystals for river

 

Abandoned (Abandonment)

Other senses sum [meanings] (resume)

Thesaurus

Rebellious

I swim against strong current

The waves are my grave

 

Denouement

A reacquired peace

Very slow

Communion

He holds my hand from afar

Crossing through childhood

 

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Alain Souchon – Les regrets (Clip officiel)

Mylène Farmer & Jean-Louis Murat – Regrets (Clip Officiel)

Il divo & Celine Dion – I believe in you