dimanche 26 février 2017

Urgent ?






We're playing those mind games together
Pushing the barriers planting seeds
Playing the mind guerrilla
Chanting the Mantra peace on earth
We all been playing those mind games forever
Some kinda druid dudes lifting the veil
Doing the mind guerrilla
Some call it magic the search for the grail

Love is the answer and you know that for sure
Love is a flower you got to let it grow

So keep on playing those mind games together
Faith in the future out of the now
You just can't beat on those mind guerrillas
Absolute elsewhere in the stones of your mind
Yeah we're playing those mind games forever
Projecting our images in space and in time

Yes is the answer and you know that for sure
Yes is surrender you got to let it go

So keep on playing those mind games together
Doing the ritual dance in the sun
Millions of mind guerrillas
Putting their soul power to the karmic wheel
Keep on playing those mind games forever
Raising the spirit of peace and love
(I want you to make love, not war

I know you've heard it before)

samedi 25 février 2017

mardi 21 février 2017

Comment être parfait

J'étais en pleines recherches et lectures pour le Printemps des Poètes (4 mars-19 mars) qui sera l'occasion ici même comme l'an dernier d'une quinzaine que j'espère intense avec une publication par jour...

Et je suis "tombé" sur ceci que je propose en avant-goût, en préambule, en prévision de cette quinzaine.

L'auteur découvert il y a peu n'est rien moins que celui qui a écrit les textes donnés à voir et à entendre dans Paterson de Jim Jarmusch. Je vous laisse en profiter.

Je ne l'ai pas traduit mais je pense sincèrement que cela ne pose aucun problème;

Et je dédicace tout particulièrement ce billet à mes commentatrices du billet sur Paterson: 
Anonyme ( qui se reconnaîtra !!!) -  Colo- Espiguette - la Taulière - Tania 




How to Be Perfect


                                                  Everything is perfect, dear friend.
                                                  —KEROUAC

Get some sleep.

Don't give advice.

Take care of your teeth and gums.

Don't be afraid of anything beyond your control. Don't be afraid, for instance, that the building will collapse as you sleep, or that someone you love will suddenly drop dead.

Eat an orange every morning.

Be friendly. It will help make you happy.

Raise your pulse rate to 120 beats per minute for 20 straight minutes four or five times a week doing anything you enjoy.

Hope for everything. Expect nothing.

Take care of things close to home first. Straighten up your room before you save the world. Then save the world.

Know that the desire to be perfect is probably the veiled expression of another desire—to be loved, perhaps, or not to die.

Make eye contact with a tree.

Be skeptical about all opinions, but try to see some value in each of lthem.

Dress in a way that pleases both you and those around you.

Do not speak quickly.

Learn something every day. (Dzien dobre!)

Be nice to people before they have a chance to behave badly.

Don't stay angry about anything for more than a week, but don't forget what made you angry. Hold your anger out at arm's length and look at it, as if it were a glass ball. Then add it to your glass ball collection.

Be loyal.

Wear comfortable shoes.

Design your activities so that they show a pleasing balance and variety.

Be kind to old people, even when they are obnoxious. When you become old, be kind to young people. Do not throw your cane at them when they call you Grandpa. They are your grandchildren!

Live with an animal.

Do not spend too much time with large groups of people.

If you need help, ask for it.

Cultivate good posture until it becomes natural.

If someone murders your child, get a shotgun and blow his head off.

Plan your day so you never have to rush.

Show your appreciation to people who do things for you, even if you have paid them, even if they do favors you don't want.

Do not waste money you could be giving to those who need it.

Expect society to be defective. Then weep when you find that it is far more defective than you imagined.

When you borrow something, return it in an even better condition.

As much as possible, use wooden objects instead of plastic or metal ones.

Look at that bird over there.

After dinner, wash the dishes.

Calm down.

Visit foreign countries, except those whose inhabitants have expressed a desire to kill you.

Don't expect your children to love you, so they can, if they want to.

Meditate on the spiritual. Then go a little further, if you feel like it. What is out (in) there?

Sing, every once in a while.

Be on time, but if you are late do not give a detailed and lengthy excuse.

Don't be too self-critical or too self-congratulatory.

Don't think that progress exists. It doesn't.

Walk upstairs.

Do not practice cannibalism.

Imagine what you would like to see happen, and then don't do anything to make it impossible.

Take your phone off the hook at least twice a week.

Keep your windows clean.

Extirpate all traces of personal ambitiousness.

Don't use the word extirpate too often.

Forgive your country every once in a while. If that is not possible, go to another one.

If you feel tired, rest.

Grow something.

Do not wander through train stations muttering, "We're all going to die!"

Count among your true friends people of various stations of life.

Appreciate simple pleasures, such as the pleasure of chewing, the pleasure of warm water running down your back, the pleasure of a cool breeze, the pleasure of falling asleep.

Do not exclaim, "Isn't technology wonderful!"

Learn how to stretch your muscles. Stretch them every day.

Don't be depressed about growing older. It will make you feel even older. Which is depressing.

Do one thing at a time.

If you burn your finger, put it in cold water immediately. If you bang your finger with a hammer, hold your hand in the air for twenty minutes. You will be surprised by the curative powers of coldness and gravity.

Learn how to whistle at earsplitting volume.

Be calm in a crisis. The more critical the situation, the calmer you should be.

Enjoy sex, but don't become obsessed with it. Except for brief periods in your adolescence, youth, middle age, and old age.

Contemplate everything's opposite.

If you're struck with the fear that you've swum out too far in the ocean, turn around and go back to the lifeboat.

Keep your childish self alive.

Answer letters promptly. Use attractive stamps, like the one with a tornado on it.

Cry every once in a while, but only when alone. Then appreciate how much better you feel. Don't be embarrassed about feeling better.

Do not inhale smoke.

Take a deep breath.

Do not smart off to a policeman.

Do not step off the curb until you can walk all the way across the street. From the curb you can study the pedestrians who are trapped in the middle of the crazed and roaring traffic.

Be good.

Walk down different streets.

Backwards.

Remember beauty, which exists, and truth, which does not. Notice that the idea of truth is just as powerful as the idea of beauty.

Stay out of jail.

In later life, become a mystic.

Use Colgate toothpaste in the new Tartar Control formula.

Visit friends and acquaintances in the hospital. When you feel it is time to leave, do so.

Be honest with yourself, diplomatic with others.

Do not go crazy a lot. It's a waste of time.

Read and reread great books.

Dig a hole with a shovel.

In winter, before you go to bed, humidify your bedroom.

Know that the only perfect things are a 300 game in bowling and a 27-batter, 27-out game in baseball.

Drink plenty of water. When asked what you would like to drink, say, "Water, please."

Ask "Where is the loo?" but not "Where can I urinate?"

Be kind to physical objects.

Beginning at age forty, get a complete "physical" every few years from a doctor you trust and feel comfortable with.

Don't read the newspaper more than once a year.

Learn how to say "hello," "thank you," and "chopsticks" in Mandarin.

Belch and fart, but quietly.

Be especially cordial to foreigners.

See shadow puppet plays and imagine that you are one of the characters. Or all of them.

Take out the trash.

Love life.

Use exact change.

When there's shooting in the street, don't go near the window.


 

lundi 20 février 2017

Petite impro dite « de la boîte aux lettres »


Trouvant ceci 
En relevant le courrier
Je me dis tiens …
 

Quel arrimage
Cherche le mage ?
Est-ce un as du bitumage
Pour éviter naufrages ?
Ne serait-on pas dans le cirage
En donnant suite et n’étant pas sage
Ça marche par essaimage
Son truc au mage ?
Oui son tract flaire l’enfumage
N’en faisons pas un fromage
C’est sûrement un faux mage
Spécialiste du grimage
Et ce n’est pas lui rendre hommage 
Que de lui renvoyer cette image
Où l’aspérité disparaît sous le limage
Afin de faciliter les jumelages
Il est clair que ce tramage
Dissimule un ramage
Aussi miteux que son plumage
Vivement l’écrémage
Révélons son vrai visage
Donnons au mage 
élan, vlan pour un beau voyage.
     

samedi 18 février 2017

Je me tapis sous vos pieds

J'ai choisi dans
tant et tant de pépites de ce duo magique
cette captation piano devant

Touchant du noir du blanc
pour faire jaillir les couleurs
Maurice Vander
Merci
Merci pour tout


jeudi 16 février 2017

Treize à la douzaine


I.
Le premier de cordée
La seconde d’inattention
La deuxième chance
La troisième à gauche
La quatrième dimension
La cinquième de Beethoven
Le sixième péché capital
La septième boule de cristal
La huitième couleur de l’arc-en-ciel
Le neuvième cercle de l’enfer
Le dixième sans ascenseur
Le onzième siècle
Le douzième œuf

II.
Le premier dernier
Le second à bord
La deuxième division blindée 
Le troisième jumeau
Le quatrième tiers
La cinquième colonne
Le sixième pneu du carrosse
Le septième ciel 
La huitième  femme d’Henry VI
La neuvième vie du chat
Le dixième de seconde    
Le onzième doigt
Le douzième signe

mardi 14 février 2017

La septième rime



Me gardant avec soin de l’épopée sublime
J’éviterai la métaphore maritime
Agencer l’infime sera mon but ultime 
Ma cordée de mots enchaînés joindra les cimes

Cherchant là l’incroyable rime richissime
Ou mieux encore inédite, la rarissime
Et surtout ne pas rater la septième rime
Encalminée  en une maxime minime 

Poussive à n’en pas tirer un petit centime
Sonore tel un vain et verbeux verbatim 
Et gare aux pousse au crime si ça s’envenime :

Chanter pour un sonnet les matines, quelle frime !
-Suffit que je monte en régime je m’escrime
En un dernier effort pour ne pas finir …mime !