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En Passant

by Zettel 

Posted: 26 June 2005
Word Count: 81
Summary: Prompted by Kieslowski's Three Colours Trilogy

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En Passant

Love came to me
sorrowing at time
its trajectory decaying
to a parabola of necessity
energy seeking
lines of finite force
turning inwards
forming circles
of passion spent
in remembrance
of moments lost
in the measured pace of choice
we shall become
became a past
of treasured memory
the gravity of life
draws me and all I am
and all I longed to be
into the loving arms
of life-sustaining earth
to ash
and a self-less rebirth
without regret

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Al T at 20:55 on 26 June 2005  Report this post
Z, what's happened to you? This sounds like Emily Dickinson on downers, although I like uptick in the last two lines. Think positive!



Btw, I didn't really get the Three Colours Films when I saw them at the cinema, although they were easy on the eye. Should I revisit them?


Oh and congrats on the sneaky inclusion of Proust!

Zettel at 23:23 on 26 June 2005  Report this post
Aw shucks Al now I'm embarrassed.

Emily who? Dickinson-wise I'm an Angie kinda guy.

As for the movies - definitely yes - this is a master film-maker on top form.

That's better: I think I'm feeling positive again - or is it I'm positive I'm feeling again.....



Al T at 08:18 on 27 June 2005  Report this post
Z, you know, Emily Dickinson, who wrote some rather morbid poems about a feisty blonde policewoman ;)

Glad you've cheered up.


Zettel at 11:58 on 27 June 2005  Report this post

So this is a kind of Proust-mortem then?


PS: How blonde and how fiesty?

Ticonderoga at 15:11 on 27 June 2005  Report this post
Alors! c'est triste, bien sure, mais tres fragile et exquis, sans dout. Laaaaaahvleeeeee. (In a morbid sort of way).



Strictly, Proust was IN SEARCH of lost times!!


Al T at 15:30 on 27 June 2005  Report this post
Mike, pedantic? Vous?;) You are, of course, correct, but In Rememberance of Things Past sound more poetic than In Search of Lost Time, don't you think? I only ever read the first and last books, Du cote de chez Swann and Le temps retrouve, so perhaps you could fill me in on what happens in the rest. I saw a film version a few years ago with the beauteous Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni, but it was so incredibly slow that I fell alseep.



I should know how to spell Remembrance by now - enough of the experimental language

Ticonderoga at 15:48 on 27 June 2005  Report this post
A very little happens over a very long time at the expense of a great deal of verbiage and illuminates the human soul not one jot, unless you're some malingering, effete (?) european aristo. (Which is another way of saying I've never managed to make much headway with the tedious tomes. Give me Pattipattipatti any day!)

;-) Mike


PS - don't I merit a 'toi', after all this time???

Al T at 15:53 on 27 June 2005  Report this post
Thanks for the precis. I won't bother packing it for the desert island, or Camp Delta (are you allowed books there?), or wherever it is I'm off to.


Mike, I was being respectful!

Zettel at 12:44 on 28 June 2005  Report this post
Hey Ad

You sure know how to flatter a guy - Richard Whitely.........?

Passed up on the morbid poetry cos mine was supposed to be maybe sad, perhaps a little wistful: but neither morbid nor 'unhappy'. Missed that one I guess.

Great web site you referrred me to: very feisty and very blonde - off and on screen Ms Dickinson.

Mind you, under the sway of M Kielskowski I have migrated my affections to dinner out with Julie Delpy and dinner in with Juliette Binoche...... ah feeling sad again now....

Mike - merci mon ami - says I knowing the language....

lost in reverie


Zettel at 12:47 on 28 June 2005  Report this post

Dinners on different evenings of course.....I'm sad (in my daughter's sense) not stupid.


Al T at 13:42 on 28 June 2005  Report this post
So not like twice a night Whiteley (RIP), after all...

Zettel at 00:35 on 29 June 2005  Report this post
How does that Proust title go again.....


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