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>Day 23: "Jeanne Moreau’s Song"

>Here was the Day 23 prompt: “For today’s prompt, I want you to write a poem of regret. Get creative with this one, but there should be some form of regret either expressed or hinted at (even if ever so slightly). You do NOT have to use the word “regret” in the poem, though it’s fine if you do.” Read more at: April PAD Challenge: Day 23

“Jeanne Moreau’s Song”

Written on the body
The whirlwind hits the car after
The three of them visit a park

The spinster Saraswati, a jaunty scholar
And a bard called Purnadas
The men eat lunch, wink at her
We don’t know exactly who gets into her car

One does because she has something to show him
Either a song for Purnadas
Or a book for the writer-scholar
One of them keeps watching
As they ride
And he hums the song she sang once
In her forked tongue so mischievous

I finally finish writing this letter:
So you know why after songs are sung
We separate and forget yet reunite
Why we don’t go home while we
Still remain friends under a vanilla sky.

Image from the Internet: Scene from “Jules et Jim”, a 1962 French film directed by François Truffaut and based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Henri-Pierre Roché. Starring Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

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3 comments on “>Day 23: "Jeanne Moreau’s Song"

  1. Misiula
    April 24, 2009

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  3. Anonymous
    February 9, 2010

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This entry was posted on April 23, 2009 by in April PAD, Jeanne Moreau’s Song, Nabina Das, Poem a Day, Poetic Asides, poetry.
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