duets with other poets – the monumental jackass


toujours encore encore toujours

“The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

-Hobbes (The Leviathan)

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You Matter.

we are spirit is and is not stardust

 

It is a cruel world.

beauty emerges from the midnight garden

 

Cruel through an immutable lack of interest.

even ambivalence wilts into the black rose

 

That cuts deeper than any hate, any disappointment.

the next thorn always piercing deeper than the last

 

A world, that will go on, just the same

a garden whose respiration weeps

 

With you or without you.

eventually the phoenix returns to ashes

 

But you plod on.

as sisyphus always we begin again

Remain with the cruel world, for

the sharper edge of cruelty is mercy

 

In soaring arias, in the smile of a loved one,

in the arms of midnight in the sapphire eyes of mara

 

And in uncontrollable laughter shared with strangers

and amidst the irresistible scent of the unfamiliar

 

You matter.

neither more nor less than larks ascending

 

For the world is beautiful.

and ours the beauty that redeems the world

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And what good is the beauty, without you there to appreciate it, cherish it?

toujours encore amour sculpte nos cœurs avec tristesse encore toujours

The Monumental Jackass https://themonumentaljackass.wordpress.com/ 

chétien marc valentin

(© 24 juni 2014)

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2 Responses to duets with other poets – the monumental jackass

  1. I agree, we are all beautiful, broken but beautiful. But as humans, you are right, we all need someone to tell us that we are beautiful and make our lives meaningful.

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