Poetry Challenge: #22: Coup de foudre

Am I genetically predisposed to be, forever, landlocked?

And, at the onset of my awakening, is that why 

Coup de foudre sounds

to my innocent ears, like –

Cup of Finding.

But as I grow older and wiser (maybe)… I

grow to accept the dictionary definition of Coup de foudre. 

As,

“Love at first sight

and, bolt

of

lighting.”

Of reachable sky. Omnipotent/all-powerful shelter.

In consideration of the seven billion [+] combinations of DNA living and breathing (just) individual lives on this planet: this blue interrupted Planet Earth.

We,

sometimes, call home.

When it suits us.  Depending on our native spirit, and, where,

we come from, (ab) originally.

“I tend to be locked in my own world and find it difficult to understand how other people think and feel.”

Love, Sara

Blessings,

“and when we speak we are afraid 

our words will not be heard 

nor welcomed 

but when we are silent 

we are still afraid 

So it is better to speak 

remembering 

we were never meant to survive”

And when the sun rises we are afraid 

it might not remain 

when the sun sets we are afraid 

it might not rise in the morning 

when our stomachs are full we are afraid 

of indigestion 

when our stomachs are empty we are afraid

we may never eat again 

when we are loved we are afraid 

love will vanish 

when we are alone we are afraid 

love will never return

and when we speak we are afraid 

our words will not be heard 

nor welcomed 

but when we are silent 

we are still afraid 

So it is better to speak 

remembering 

we were never meant to survive.”

Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn: Poems

And still I dream.

“Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time and the arena, and the manner of our revolutions, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing.”

 In his monumental work ‘In Search of Lost Time‘, Marcel Proust transposed under the name of Balbec.

trans·pose  (trns-pz)

v. trans·posed, trans·pos·ing, trans·pos·es

v.tr.

1. To reverse or transfer the order or place of; interchange.

2. To put into a different place or order: transpose the words of a sentence. See Synonyms at reverse.

3. Mathematics: To move (a term) from one side of an algebraic equation to the other side, reversing its sign to maintain equality.

4. Music: To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key.

5. To render into another language.

6. To alter in form or nature; transform.

v.intr.

1. Music. To write or perform music in a different key.

2. To admit of being transposed.

n. Mathematics (trnspz)

A matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix.

Coup de foudre

Pronunciation: [coo d(eu) foodr(eu)]

Meaning: bolt of lightning, love at first sight.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kristin
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 00:03:30

    I don’t read poetry very often, but I enjoyed this. It’s different word play and powerful.

    Reply

  2. Maya
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 13:36:23

    Ah…I should read these words by Audre Lorde each day.

    Reply

  3. codedjeannie
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 21:30:56

    Superb! :)

    Reply

  4. codedjeannie
    Apr 25, 2013 @ 09:39:04

    You are welcome, Michele.. You’re indeed talented!

    Reply

  5. driftlesspage
    May 15, 2013 @ 12:26:02

    You create like an angel. It is such a joy to explore this blog. Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with the world!

    Reply

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