Thursday, December 22, 2016

Untitled (Now, Voyager!)

Untitled (Perfect Lovers) by Felix Gonzales-Torrez


At 10:37 a.m.,
I fell in love with you.

This may seem abrupt, 
but I'm an early riser--
four hours was enough
to percolate folie d'amour.

At 11:42 a.m.,
you will fall in love with me.
Until 12:02, I will toy with you
because I can.

At precisely 3 p.m.,
we will be married
in a 58-minute ceremony at L'eglise de Notre Dame.

Later, I will give you exactly two minutes
(until 11:23 p.m.)
to get this dress off me.

Bon chance, voyageur du temps!
______

for Skyflower Friday at Real Toads.

folie d'amour = madness of love
L'eglise de Notre Dame = Church of Our Lady
Bon chance, voyageur du temps! = good luck, time traveller!

 


 

18 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is fabulous, and made me smile. Happy holidays to you and Zacky!!!!!

Margaret said...

A happy ending ... ! This is light and full of fun.

Sioux said...

Shay--Sounds like a wonderful timetable.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is such a cool poem. The narrative voice is playfully all knowing, and for one who has too often fallen in love at first sight, this time table seems about right. This is romantic in all the right ways.

brudberg said...

I love the subtle contradiction between the exact times and being madly in love where time (I thought) would loose its meaning.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Fabulous!! You do know how to arrive in style ;)

Kim Russell said...

I agree with Bjorn about the subtle contradiction between the exact times and being madly in love where time is said to not exist. And then I thought maybe it wasn't a short romance but a longer one where the clocks marked specific moments and they have been condensed.
I particularly enjoyed:
'four hours was enough
to percolate folie d'amour'
and
'Later, I will give you exactly two minutes
(until 11:23 p.m.)
to get this dress off me'!

Cloudia said...

Voyagers in time do need luck. (as are we all, as do we all) Travel back to the time when you stopped by for a sweet visit. Sometimes it's progressive to go backward, dear poet

Rommy said...

I loved how impetuous it all felt. It's so in your face full of joy.

angieinspired said...

time is of the essence...a cliche...which your poem is not:)

S said...

Shay! :) I love this!!! Soooo much.

razzamadazzle said...

Love the tone of the poem! Very fun.

gillena cox said...

Happy Holidays. Continuing from your last line only time will tell

Much love...

howanxious said...

Ah. That's such a charming piece. It made me smile from ear to ear.
Lovely!
-HA

hedgewitch said...

Lovely, light and delightful, and full of your trademark wit and spirit--I love the last stanza. And of course, when you talk French, as Gomez would say. ;_)

Debi Swim said...

Love this time travel poem and the last line esp

Mr Puddy said...

Just stop by ..to meow

I hope you & your fameowly have a fantastic time
✽ ❄ ๐ŸŽ„ Meowy Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ ❄ ✽
=^x^=

Lynn said...

Lovely! I hope your holidays were Merry and Bright, FB!