Tag Archive: Proust


With Aunt Léonie

once we made mad love
making Madeleines 

and after, 
shots of Pernod...

absinthe-minded,
we loved again
atop buttery crumb

cc: Chagall 2021

Proustian Crib Notes

chagall backdrop

capture it
this time
as it flees, capture
time feeling, time
slipping, once
it’s felt and fled

then
are the young French girls
now?

© Chagall 2014

Toujours Et Jamais

chagall backdrop

plaster of Paris
falls from the ceiling
seals me in
it’s Fall

autumn in Paris
leaves, me
she’s left
but I’m right

in the end
on the Left Bank
of Paris

atop a bookstall
looking down
at the Seine

all the sane
watch my dive
I descend like a Swann

falls through
all the time
lost

remember our walks
along budding groves
and Guermantes Way?

© Chagall, 2013

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