Category: Paris

An Exhausting Day

in step with peasant monarch, revolutionary exploring history, adorning wall floor and ceiling, embodied in marble, paint, plaster a bastion to the ego of the profound a cache of, often brutal, human memory photo and poem © 2016

Subjugated

shaped by faith and chisel affixed, strong to the squall, my power majestic resilience, my people perhaps, looked to me for inspiration perhaps, sought my advice before battle, I’ll not say carted off, so far away, vanquished out of place in becalmed walls at…

The World With Me

April in 2006 my study in isolation a café choked with people felt anxious, edgy, in wonder of who’ll walk in the door say “hi” to me gust of sweet, rousing air off English Bay as soared in a raven beauty our eyes locked,…

To Be Paris

oh to live here, enveloped by art, history, seeking each corner, unearthing why the greats found her light roused the creative spirit, why nations desired her jewel in their conquering crown, why lovers, in first blush, to honeymooning, to the eternal abiding, all with…

Blip

compared to tyrants the brutal, iron fist dreaded compared to generals great conquering armies lead compared to artists magnificent whose works, since antiquity enlighten compared to the uncommon human changing the world, block by block but a blip am I, standing in mere shadows…

Notre Dame Quietus

hewn from exquisite limestone a sculpture expresses mortality’s resolute march however harrowing, our paths will intersect, captured in that eerie socket glare, while cold fingers still our heart ebbing away the voice, thought, breath till but ethereal, we scarcely a memory remain Photo and…

A sharp defining light

foot-worn streets, traveled by queen, rioter, soldier and tourist stratums painted in a sanguinary milieu washed in the Parisian radiance photo and poem (c) by DC Lessoway