Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia!
Thank you for listening in.
I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
I am delighted and thrilled that my dear friend and poet, Jean-Jacques Fournier, is with me today to share insights on the publication of his 17th book of poems, Poetry in Brief – a day in a life –. This collection of short poems comes in a pocket-size-book edition and an e-book version.
In a recent e-mail discussion, Jean-Jacques wrote these words:
“You asking me about my poetic interest, inspiration and its evolution, etc., that instilled the need for me to write in this medium. These are things I haven’t profoundly thought about in years. Despite the adage of old memories being more readily available than newer ones, as we get older, regardless one must awaken the possessive demons that try to prevent memory’s disclosures.”
Jean-Jacques started writing in earnest while living in California in the early eighties. In France, he published his first three books. But his journey started in Quebec, Canada. Today, we will be exploring how personal history and experiences influence our creativity.
This promises to be an exciting conversation so put the kettle on and stop by Tea Toast & Trivia to join the discussion.
Jean-Jacques’s poetry expresses the emotional depth and breadth of the human experience. I am pleased to announce that his eighteenth book of poetry has just been published, entitled, Poetry in Brief – A Blissful Silence.
Jean-Jacques graciously provided the first poem in this collection.
A Blissful Silence A scarcity you’ll say May not be far wrong, So best find a way For this worthy song, Tho as fool’s delay Shan’t likely resound, In poet’s verse grey For be a taste of bliss, That none can deny Like the pleasure of a kiss, Bears a blissful silence Wants bid serenity persists! written in Sweetsburg © Jean-Jacques Fournier July 7, 2021 edit September 21, 2021
Thank you for joining Jean-Jacques and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.
And a special thank you, Jean-Jacques, for sharing your insights on poetry and how our personal journeys influence our creative spirit.
Dear friends, I invite you to meet up with Jean-Jacques on his blog Poetry on a Canapé, a place that celebrates words and encourages profound reflections.