Child; Mother; Stranger – A Poem

Such wonder the child sees, hand in hand with his mother,
As he matches the vacant gaze of a passerby-other.
Do we remember what they see, in you, in me ?
Please tell me how it feels, to be pure, to be free. 

Will we ever regain those lasting simple moments ?
Where we abstain ourselves from unqualified judgments.
Where in the world can we find such a thing ?
Where the church-bells ring, where the songbirds sing.

Year by year the world will leave its mark,
Fate by fate the angels will disappear, hark !
Its by looking at you that innocence is destroyed,
Its in looking at me that they find their souls devoid.

Such wonder the child sees, hand in hand with his mother,
As he matches the vacant gaze of a passerby-other.
Do we remember what they see, in you, in me ?
Please tell me how it feels, to be so pure, to be so free.

The Unknown – A Poem

A foray into the unknown
Is never a waste. 

Make haste, child, and discover:
Know, that though it may not be
To your unrefined taste,
Any venture made
Is greater
Than one not. 
 
Rules, son, exist in the mind,
And at birth, we are blank
As paper untraced:
Be yourself,
Always moving forward.
 
Our experiences are like pencil shadings,
Never pen, son;
Never pen, always pencil. 

Our thoughts are like a rubber:
From the pencil's chaos,
We can always erase
And trace, son,
A beautiful rose.
 
You can lead
The life you desire:
All you need
Is experience.
Original Photography By Jack Lecerf

Announcing: Jack Lecerf Photography !

Original Photogaphy By Jack Lecerf

Hello, hello !

I hope you’re all enjoying February Haiku Month. I know I’m enjoying it; its truly a blast. I’m very happy with the momentum I’ve picked up. Likewise, it’s great to see so many new faces around !

Now, amongst other things, I’m a photography guy. Some of my poems on this site are complemented by original photos. I take great pride in my photos, and love sharing them with people. I love it when they find one they truly love.

Because I love sharing them so much, I decided to create my own, personal website for photography ! Check it out at:

https://www.jacklecerfphotography.com

There, you’ll find some of the photos you might already be familiar with, and plenty of others. Check back every now and then, and there’ll be even more. You can also follow my Instagram for updates, too:

https://www.instagram.com/jack.lecerf/

It would mean so much if you would check it out. I hope you enjoy what you see.

Thank you so much for coming to Esse Duo !

Jack.

Original Photography By Jack Lecerf