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2islander2
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by the sea


0 posted 12-21-2010 05:20 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for 2islander2


If wishes were horses, then beggars might ride
But not only, we would also put Bordeaux
In a bottle of dark green color,
We would put Brest in a coffeepot of sailor
And Marseille in a pencil case
Ready to tell stories of the old harbor,
We would put Reims in a paper hen
And Limoges in a china cup,
If wishes were horses, others wishes would populate
France and pride of the chateaux of the Pear,
We would put the Liberty in a poem of Eluard
And the supporters from Lens in a ball of football,
All the feelings would be held by the hand
And my neighbor would have bosoms as eraser,
We would put Strasbourg on one bateau-mouche
And all the wars in a picture of Picasso,
Guernica where tints are animals
Even the Trojan War would have lasted two days
And we would begin books with kisses,
With wishes, if if we would bottle Paris
But not only, we would repaint the Sistine Chapel
With feathers of pink or blue flamingos,
We would put mustaches to the Mona Lisa
And the surrealists would sleep in camembert cheeses,
Fortunately my mother did not marry Appolinaire,
With wishes I would have ended in calligram
At the edge of a river at the edge of a drama
Having never included that in the life
The love never builds itself with if,
Oh no, not ever, the love never likes ifs.
© Copyright 2010 yann rolland - All Rights Reserved
easy1
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1 posted 12-21-2010 08:55 AM       View Profile for easy1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for easy1

Very nicely composed! Whimsy when needed!

Although I don't know about repainting over Michelangelo's masterpiece, or if Love is not in at least part a logic test... nor how to save the starving horses, nor how to put those surrealists into soft cheeses somehow...   
secondhanddreampoet
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a 'Universalist' !


2 posted 12-21-2010 10:40 AM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

MOST interesting 'write' !
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enjoyed
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4 posted 12-21-2010 08:54 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh, I really like this, Yann...
and I think I like it, especially because
it covers the globe of mind after a good
Christmas drink...maybe Brandy...it feels
warm and fuzzy, fun and sentimental...it
feels like a peppermint stick on Christmas
eve...in a heavy cup of Cafe du Monde coffee....

it's wonderful!

JerryPat
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5 posted 12-26-2010 10:21 PM       View Profile for JerryPat   Email JerryPat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat

Liked the humorousness of this.

To mimic is a form of praise unless
you have no thoughts of your own

JamesMichael
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6 posted 01-04-2011 07:18 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

A pleasure to read this creative piece of writing...one of the best I have read in 2010...James
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Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!


7 posted 01-06-2011 02:00 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

yann,

Bravo!

Alison
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