A Garden in the Sky

When poets die they go to
a Garden in the Sky.
A garden full of flowers
whatever the season.

It is like a mountain peak
emerging from the clouds,
the peaceful shore of a lake,
the beginning of a Dream.

And they do not awake
until the Sun
has smiled lovingly
upon them.

© Frédéric Georges Martin

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I’m happy to let you know that two of my poems are now published : Forgotten Sandcastles and Between Chatou and Croissy. Thanks to John Looker and  Bennison Books I have had the opportunity to take part in the beautiful anthology “Indra’s Net: An international anthology of poetry in aid of The Book Bus”. The Book Bus is a charity which aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa, Asia and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them. The book is available on Amazon UK or Amazon US. Royalties will be given to the Book Bus. Thank you for reading & vive la Poésie!

Dancers of Light

I’d like to plant a Dream tree
in the garden of lost words,
I know it can reach the sky
then bloom like a lotus.

I will climb up the tree
before jumping into a cloud
and if you throw me a rope
and hold out your hand to me

we’ll spend the Night
gazing at giant stars,
we’ll dance in the blue shade
as Dancers of Light do.

© Frédéric Georges Martin

A Place of Mystery / Un lieu de mystère

Harebell
love-in-a-mist
wild marigold
incredible cosmos.

It’s a mess of flowers,
a colorful animated painting
loved by the butterflies,
a Place of Mystery.

There, the soul of a little bird
can get some rest,
and the sky never ends
above its grave.

© Frédéric Georges Martin

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Campanule
nigelle
souci des champs
incroyable cosmos.

C’est un fouillis de fleurs,
un vivant tableau de couleurs
aimé des papillons,
un lieu de Mystère.

Là, l’âme d’un petit oiseau
trouve quelque repos,
et le ciel est immense
au dessus de sa tombe.

© Frédéric Georges Martin