Without him

Without him

20 February 2020

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It was a bitter night. The wind was howling outside and she recalled how it had tugged at her hair and the umbrella almost yanking it out of her gloved hands. She had been glad to have gloves on as it was biting cold outside. Her cheeks seared with the acid bite of the cold. The elements raging outside were no match, however, for the cold that was biting into her heart as the days went by without him. She wondered if he was now gone forever or if he would come back like he had done after a period of absence around a year ago.

 

She stretched on the sofa where she had been lying down watching the screen without actually taking in what was going on in the Television set just across the room. She looked at the reed in the canal outside her room and could see it bend wildly this way and that as the wind tore away at its roots attempting to uproot the reed. The wind was, however, no match to the resilient reed which withstood the tear of the wind and just bent gracefully one way or the other depending on the twists and turns of the wind.

 

She felt she should be more like the reed and adapt to the situations as they arose. She should get used to the times when he disappeared however much they hurt. He was anyway like a ghost in her life so she should not expect him to have a normal pattern of behavior. He was gone for longer than the other time but it did not mean that he would not be back again. She felt ice fill her heart as the veracity of his absence sunk into her mind. There was no sunshine when he was not around. Indeed she thought, there was no sunshine without him….

 

Ain’t no sunshine – Eva Cassidy

 

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

Practising still life

Practising still life

29 August 2015

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Walking on eggshells

Toiling through the days planted

A slippery path

 

A parade for none

Balance maintained by sheer will

For pain to withstand

 

Life is always such

That calm relays agony

Rainbow to be felt

 

Kick off calm and dance

Raging with the elements

That battle within

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Spending you in throes

Fight and you are overcome

You fight only you

 

Blinded spectacle

Lending itself to ashes

The blind will behold

 

Practising still life

A lifetime to reach the point

Of abandonment

 

Look into my eyes

I will raise you now my peace

For shelter you bring

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