Françoys Lamothe


(Melancholy - painting by Edvard Munch)


Silver ripples   

glittering towards me

naturally free and present

ever so generous

sunlight giving them   

a short life

as they rebound on each other

and shimmer away

the whole of the lake

a billion crown jewels

lined up in blinding strings

dazzling the soul

of the observer

who wanders deeply

into the beauty of things

essential truths   

now coming to surface

saying shine as you are

with the colors you have

nothing can take

that uniqueness away from you

shine as a whole 

​a completely formed star

grand and steady 

​at the centre of your own

far out and blissful universe