|"Mexican Beetle" copyright 2000 Kristin Fouquet|
As the fabulous Debbie Davis sings, "I might as well go to..."
I'll be back in a week.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
|"My New Shelf" copyright 2014 Kristin Fouquet|
Richard Loller was kind enough to put my essay on his website, Storyhouse.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
If You Forget Me
I want you to know
You know how this is:
if I look
at the crystal moon, at the red branch
of the slow autumn at my window,
if I touch
near the fire
the impalpable ash
or the wrinkled body of the log,
everything carries me to you,
as if everything that exists,
aromas, light, metals,
were little boats
toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
if little by little you stop loving me
I shall stop loving you little by little.
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.
If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
and you decide
to leave me at the shore
of the heart where I have roots,
that on that day,
at that hour,
I shall lift my arms
and my roots will set off
to seek another land.
if each day,
you feel that you are destined for me
with implacable sweetness,
if each day a flower
climbs up to your lips to seek me,
ah my love, ah my own,
in me all that fire is repeated,
in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
my love feeds on your love, beloved,
and as long as you live it will be in your arms
without leaving mine.
(July 12, 1904-September 23, 1973)
Thursday, July 10, 2014
My cousin-in-law Robert Fouquet has created this music video for his brother Daniel Fouquet. It's an original song written and performed by Daniel. Rounding out this Fouquet collaboration, many of the photographs Robert used are mine.