Monday 11 November 2019

2 Poems & 5 Photos by Fabrice Poussin

Chest of all riches 

Vagabond on unwritten paths

He saunters heavy leaden.

Facing high blizzards in rags

He might be an errant ghost.

On a journey begun within deep darkness

In search of stars he holds a sacred light

within a chest sized for a grandest myth.

Haggard beneath the weight of a thousand

Dreams broken under the yoke of fears

A step yet ahead he dares not raise a gaze.

Another horizon has come to meet the gait

Of this traveler in search of a common destiny.

Another sun will set this eve against the silhouette

So strange and a heaving breast will sigh once more.

There lies his hope gently awaiting

the soft kiss Upon a virgin brow.

The cask is heavy with the treasures amassed and

will be opened at last at the feet of the muse

Offering of a life’s quest to honor its precious source.

Touching to a shiver

The invisible wand makes a spark in the realm

giving life to a satin inch so long in slumber.

It is a task for the tireless magician

a promise he made on the sacred day

to warm the dying soul.

Sadness is conquered at the gentle approach

of a single intent stated in warm silence.

A granite memory awakens to a new dawn

under the silky cloth of a grand new life

limbs softly bend in a subtle giggle.

He writes another word upon the parchment

for the story to begin again and her sorrow

to melt away in the heat of eternal sunshine.



Last Year

Emergence of Life

Her Reality


Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.

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