mardi 9 août 2011


It is like an old film
that you keep watching on and on
reciting its dialogues
and imitating the long gone heroes
of your forgotten youth

people talk
they talk you into a distant past
where everything is sure
and calm and accepted

but you know that these pictures 
are but the illusion of eternity
fixed like photographs
on glossy yellowish paper

a useless attempt
to pretend that memories
can have flesh and bones
for ever and ever

Claude Lopez-Ginisty

lundi 8 août 2011


Burning your thoughts
the sun came up
beaming through a haze
of nonsensical reasonings
and half conceived ideas

it turned the early morning
into a semi desert
with mirages and oases
in the midst of unknown noises

it clad silence
in rags of shadows
and left you unaware
of the beauty of flowers
hidden in their green souls

Claude Lopez-Ginisty

dimanche 7 août 2011


Memories are both
dead and alive
sweet harmony of past and present
dead leaves vivified
under the shining light
of nostalgia

I went back to you
but you were absent
lost in strange adventures
a thousand smiles
from my consuming grief

and when finally you spoke to me
I could not understand your words
because I was no longer able
to translate love 
into calm and peace

Claude Lopez-Ginisty

jeudi 4 août 2011

On the Road

Once on the road
you seemed to know
where to head for

a thousand songs
were on your lips
and so many melodies
kept crawling softly 
in the broken silence
of your joy

as if your soul
were a musical instrument
you started performing
a concert of enthusiastic moves
that sounded like prayers

one cannot be out of tune
when the conductor
is an old dedicated Master

you walked all the Way to Him

Claude Lopez-Ginisty

mercredi 3 août 2011


Dancing alone
on an ancient music
melting hope and joy
you started singing
and your voice suddenly
a thousand and one days
of young games
modest flowers of the fields
and unprecedented innocence

when the music stopped
you kept dancing
and your day became eternal

Claude Lopez-Ginisty

mardi 2 août 2011

Love came slowly

Love came slowly
smile after smile
kiss after kiss
in a subtle mixture
of tenderness and comfort

then in a swift feeling
of unexpected sighs
your heart
started beating a new rythm

music came from nowhere
a symphony of friendly souls
nesting in your mind

Claude Lopez-Ginisty