le fil #33 poetry in time of protest


never more

le beat des dispersions du coeur / les os qui brûlent la bouche / les impuretés de l’émotion  Robert Fortin les nouveaux poètes d’Amérique

lovely bit of post…i want to put few good words

i find it hard to start

when upsetting the status quo

when the world is upside down

the crowds, the drama, the cycles

rage, rage against the dying of the light, Dylan Thomas


Poetry in a time of protest, come to me

Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
the self-soilers,
the harmony-hushers,
« Even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night. »
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run.
Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along.

« Speech to the Young » by Gwendolyn Brooks, from BLACKS
(Chicago, IL: Third World Press, 1991). Copyright © 1991 by Gwendolyn Brooks Blakely.




de moi à toi

peace & poetry




Le fil de ce jour #21

Croire à l’histoire officielle, c’est croire des criminels sur parole. (Simone Weil)



État des lieux

Pour mémoire

Care. More.

Gauche-droite-en avant ! Marche ! L’histoire

Pad and pen

Tight deadline

Push yourself – do your very best

Open yourself to feel

Have access to another point of view

Care – more – about – others

The real




Le fil de ce jour #18

“For every poet, it is always morning in the world. History a forgotten, insomniac night; History and elemental awe are always our early beginning, because the fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world, in spite of History.” (R.I.P. Derek Walcott)


Qu’avez-vous à dire pour votre défense ?

Il dit : on est mal barré

Barré? We are badly barred?

C’est ça, courir à sa perte.

The missing story of ourself

The task of truth

The task of truth (sic)

Ils dissent: you should not take what he says literally

Il dit: C’est le président, on est mal barré

yes we are

badly barred

C’est pas une raison










Le fil de ce jour #17

Diving into the unknown

Hey human

Is there anybody out there ?

Thanks for coming out

The stage is set

Too long we’ve been apart

The Landscape #ART

The glorious awkwardness

Diving into the unknown

Catching life

It’s good to be back home

That’s all the there is




Le fil de ce jour #7 (collage-twitter)


looking inward

Toute la vie des sociétés dans lesquelles règnent les conditions modernes de production s’annonce comme une immense accumulation de spectacles. Tout ce qui était directement vécu s’est éloigné dans une représentation. Guy Debord, La société du spectacle.

Orange juice, Islamic State and Alphabet. Get your global headlines

Humanity’s greatest mission is about to begin.

Perturbations en series

Monday blues? Don’t worry, we got you.

We’re feeling inspired this #Monday morning (and a tad hungry…)

en quête d’une appellation 100% québécoise

an illusion

We open on a conference room interior.

Here’s what it took

Désarmer la police

IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE NOT NORMAL…. don’t ignore the signs.

« We’ll keep your resume on file »

This is a human tragedy of the highest proportion (This judgement seems both premature and a bit laughable given the context.)

Not only did Obama tap Trump’s phones, he stole the strawberry ice cream out of the mess locker.

Can you overdose?

Should you try the ketogenic diet?

Just read this. Now feel very, very stressed. Having a sit down and a biscuit.

Why is it that we had to fight all these years and end up here?

Watch John Oliver make the Dalai Lama belly laugh?

How to decide if YouTube’s new TV service is right for you?

Why you’re working out and still not losing weight?

Paul Ryan Mentally Logs 4,613th Missed Opportunity To Put Stop To All Of This

« Write Stop. / Put a period at the end. »

That feeling you get when you are sad that it’s over

Famous last words:

“Useless!” – John Wilkes Booth (1838–65)

“Beautiful.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61)

“Pontier.” – Paul Cézanne (1839–1906)

“Water.” – Ulysses S. Grant (1822–85)

“Stopped.” – Joseph Henry Green (1791–1863)

“144.” – Thomas Fantet de Lagny (1660–1734)

“Yes.” – Martin Luther (1483–1546)

“Mozart!” – Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)

“Happy.” – Raphael (1483–1520)

“Hello!” – Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)

“Bertie.” – Queen Victoria (1819–1901)

“Dictionary.” – Joseph Wright (1855–1930)