dimanche 13 avril 2014

New Life

Today at noon
butterflies came back
waltzing with daffodils
and daisies
on the lawn

there is a new melody 
in the air
packed with birds
and far away songs
of unknown insects

the snowy shroud of Winter
is exiled 
on mountain tops
and hope
is springing back
in rosebuds
and shy lizards
in the sun

a thousand-faced crowd
is peeping
through death
looking for 
a new life

Claude Lopez-Ginisty

mardi 18 mars 2014

Dreaming awake

Dreaming awake
I visited lots of places
and came back unaware
of the subtleties of memories

Friends tried to convert me
to their private heresies
and left 
when they realized
that I had my own salvation planned
in a bundle of prayers 
and intercessions

Spring came yesterday
a daisy storm on the lawn
and a lighter shade of blue
in the morning sky

I defined every single item
of my broken life
I am free
and I belong here

Here where sparrows 
act like angels
silently invading 
the praying hands of the trees
that have worn 
their gloves of buds and flowers

Claude Lopez-Ginisty