⌗FMF Friday 30th August 2019, BACK

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Time for another Five Minute Friday post.

Join Kate Motaung and her gang to write five minutes flat on a word prompt.

If yo would like to know more and enjoy the fun start-here

This week BACK.

Thanks to Kate for her post. Back to school.

Out of three, we only have one left at home, going back to work at school. She is a child-carer in primary and kindergarten (which lasts three years in France). The eldest daughter lives and works in London and left 6 years ago already. Our son is leaving this year to study in Nice, journalism …

For BACK, I wrote this poem.

Looking Forward

We have to get back

to the place we were

before. The garden

gorging with tulips,

butterflies and bamboo.

Back to the meadow

carpeted with wild

daisies, the drone of bees,

the chirping of crickets.

The sweet air breezing

on the wind. The pure

light of unhindered suns.

Back to picnics on the rug.

Cucumber and egg&cress.

Back in time to those glorious

days lazing in the grass;

building castles in the sky;

moats and towers in the sand.

Back to the water’s edge.

Toes malaxing mud awaiting

the waves. They lap our feet

and hurl frothy foam

on our upturned faces.

Turn back the clock.

Rediscover the pages

of wisdom.  Al-Kindi, 

Galileo, Socrates. Etchings

on Anatomy by Leonardo.

The monsters are back.

They encroach on freedom;

steal our souls; pollute our

minds with lies.

Back to the bench.

One step forward,

a horde drives us back

to obscurity once more.

Gather round the hearth.

Pour your guts out. Weave

the blanket anew

and march towards

the sublime.


Jacques Brel, Le Plat Paysgo here


Veronique Samson, On m’attends là-bashere

Eagles, Hotel Californiahere

Alain Souchon, Rame and Belle-Ile en Mer, here

Back in Time, Steven Spielberg’s film, Back to the Future, go here

HG Wells, The Time Machine, 1960, extract , the Future, here

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakirhere and here

The Meadow, Elie du Bois

May 2019

Sissi’s Riding Clothes

Opatja, Croatia

July 2019

Sunset, Mougins, Cannes

July 2019

Russian toddler paddling


Paul in waves, Alum Chine

August 2002


Leonardo Da Vinci-Vetruvian MAN. photograph Luc Viatour.

Thank you for reading. Hope you enjoyed this post. Please feel free to comment, discuss , like or dislike, and I will be sure to reply. Sunny and still hot here in Toulouse. Dew morning and evening. Autumn nip in the air at night.

5 thoughts on “⌗FMF Friday 30th August 2019, BACK

  1. Love your post. I write poetry but mine is always rhyming, I honor someone who writes and every line brings a vivid picture into your mind. So true. We become adults and we need to get back to the simple things that make us smile! Your neighbor on FMF # 52

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    1. Thanks Del. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Still have to visit you. I currently have a backlog of commenting which will take me to Christmas 🎄 and new amazing writing from fellow bloggers everyday. Bear with me and I will read your poetry soon I hope. Have an inspiring Wednesday.


    1. Thanks Yvette. Hope you have recovered from your near miss. You might experience some post-traumatic stress in the weeks to come. Hang in there. How is volume 3 coming along ? Launch date yet ? Where can I purchase your books in paper edition ?


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