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harassment

2022-06-19
C'est encore drôle, j'ai souvent croisé des parents d'amis qui n'étaient pas très subtils dans leurs sentiments envers les « autres races » croyant que j'étais une Métis de quelque sorte à cause de mon teint de peau très foncé.

Je suis complètement blanche, mais enfant, je passais beaucoup de mon temps dehors au soleil et ma peau venait très, très foncée. Je me suis souvent faite demander par les parents : « Es-tu de notre race ? ». Les jeunes à l'école ne m'ont jamais demandé une telle question ou m'ont-ils traité méchamment avec des intentions racistes.

Je crois que les jeunes à l'école qui se comportent de cette façon l'apprennent à la maison principalement. La méfiance de ce qui est différent ou inhabituel est naturelle, mais ce sont l'éducation et l'attitude à la maison qui font la différence, à mon avis. Juste mes pensées, bien sûr. Comme d'habitude, très intéressant, merci.


the tree

2022-06-10
en fin de lecture, j'ai eu l'impression que c'est mieux de s'attarder au résultat au lieu de s'attarder sur les racines d'où le tout a commencé... en tout cas, j'aime cette idée...


The words

2022-06-03
There's a dream-like quality to the words here that I find very pleasant. Makes me think of how when I read certain writers' words, there's a feeling of being transported away into someone else's soul, so to speak. It's a very special experience to have words make you connect in that manner, and your words had that effect. I enjoy your style, thanks.


Birds

2022-06-03
This is so prettily expressed! Love to know your inspirations, and I agree that nature has a special way of moving us like that. I know it does me, except I have not written much about it for some reason. Mind you, in saying that, I think I did write one. I'll find it and send it to you. Anyway, a very lovely poem, thanks.


SOLITARY WATER

2022-06-03
Oh, your words here create an intense kind of feeling with the descriptions. C'est très imagé comme langage, it's easy to picture and feel every part. I know I say it all of the time, but you write very well! Always enjoyable to read you, thanks.


an indelicate farewell

2022-06-03
Hm, yeah, a bit cold and unemotional on the adult's part. But I guess it was his way of getting through a painful moment of having to leave his family (I get the sense it's a military family, ref.: khaki bag). I like your poem, 'cause as it's been mentioned, it conveys a lot in very few lines. However, they leave a strong impression, and you can't help but think about all the reasons of why this farewell unfolded in this manner. And you can't help feel for the 'little man'... it must have been daunting. It evokes a lot, thanks.


How beautiful you are

2022-06-03
The gentleness of the words here recreate the butterfly's grace. Very beautifully described, and it sends me back to my childhood when I'd sit on the grass observing these marvelous little creatures. Their colorful wings, their moving around in the breeze with it or against it, it was all so fascinating, relaxing and joyful for me. I enjoyed the effect of your poem, thanks.


LONDON THE CAPITEL OF LAUNDRYING

2022-06-03
Oh yeah, tell me about it. My douce moitié's bank got caught doing that, and so now, all their client services are a total pain in the arse for the client 'cause of 'security measures against fraud' put in place that make it practically impossible to bank without going through hoops to obtain banking services! We couldn't even put me as a secondary user on his credit card without having to provide all sorts of proofs (all that was missing was being asked for the color of my underwear!) ... it was such a wind up, so ridiculous, we didn't bother in the end. But yeah, a lot of shady business going on in the banking world, no doubt about that. You bring up a sad fact, but sad or not, it's the truth, thanks.


LOOKING BACK

2022-06-03
Oh I like this! Yes, being you will always be the best way to go, I say. I don't think I've ever desired to be someone else... not that I think I'm great stuff or anything, but being someone else wouldn't be me! Here's where my thoughts went this one :) Thanks.


A Man Hanging by a Thread

2022-06-03
True, however someone is feeling inside isn't always readily showing on the outside for others to pick up on. The day looks usual, the man sitting there at the café looks usual, but a glance at the picture doesn't show it that there's more than likely a massive storm on the horizon of this moment. Must admit, moments like that kind of scare me... a mind that snaps can do terrible things! Anyway, I like how you set the scene, and end with the advice to take a closer look: what you see may not exactly be representative of what is. Bien écrit, comme toujours, merci.


I'M OLD

2022-06-03
Although I'm not your age yet, it does cross my mind that my time will soon run out just the same -- it really does go quickly. I guess it's a process of acceptance the older you get, and how you approach it is what will make a big difference. I think yours is a good one :) Always admire your positivity, thanks.


Wyona

2022-06-03
This is so nice :) It's got everything... all the important things that make a life a lot more interesting. And contentment and appreciation, an absolute beautiful combo. I loved the details giving us a window into a time of your life that sounds like it was incredibly busy, and only filled with love. Makes me happy to know that's how it was for you. As you know, I don't know the cowboy life, but whenever you write about it, you take me to that world in a way to make me feel it and see it. Immensely enjoyed this, thanks.


Another Line in the Sand

2022-06-03
Coming to terms or to a sense of closure when confronted with loss is the most difficult thing to do. You describe the state very well, it's devastating. Although this makes a heart very sore, it is absolutely beautifully written. Thanks for sharing this one.


INVERTED THOUGHTS

2022-05-12
Yes! Can so relate to this! I've lost countless lines like that. Either as I was falling asleep or when my brain's in a fog... thoughts come, and pouf, they're gone as quickly as they came and are completely irrecuperable. I keep a little notebook on my night table so that when the thoughts come while I'm in bed, I can jot them down before they're gone. But even that little system doesn't work all of the time.. sigh :) Enjoyed this, thanks.


QUANTUM THINKING

2022-05-12
This englobes so many things... like a memory lane trip recalling the good and fun times of childhood and youth in contrast to adulthood, but there's also the marking of cruel treatments during that time for which a heart can never forget. I can relate to that unfortunately. The last line gives a strong feeling of aloneness, it's very striking for me. Reading this made me want to reach out to give a hug! You express those feelings well, thanks.


FUNNY THINGS I SEE

2022-05-12
Oh dear, yeah, that'd make a head turn, wouldn't it? lol She sounds like a wonderwoman, 'cause feeding her baby while walking and doing all of that is some seriously impressive trick! Feeding your baby the natural way is already not a very easy thing to do to begin with, so to picture this woman doing all of that is just wow.

As for privacy, yeah, I tend to agree. Not because some are upset to see it, but more on a personal level, I'm not exactly comfortable exposing my bits to others! Your last line may have something to do with it. I'm teasing you, but this made me laugh... naughty, naughty ;) Thanks.


BEAUTY & UGLY

2022-05-12
Indeed, a wholly subjective measurement. But sometimes, I think the eye of the beholder might need glasses? ;) For some it's a superficial assessment like physicality and fashion, others it's more to do with the person's personality and mind. The latter is more my camp. Good thoughts as a reminder that not everything can be seen the same way by all, thanks.


voices

2022-05-12
No devil or angel by my side, but the classic image does portray that kind of inner battle I know too. It's a strange thing we do, isn't it? Things are going well, there are no reasons to believe they won't carry on going well, but then the mind gets involved, and it can make it turn in an instant. As always, I love the way you present the moments, the thoughts, and the feelings of your poetry's topics. I'm won over in a matter of a few words every time, and by the time I get to the end, I find myself touched or awed. Always so good, thanks.


I Found Myself Reborn

2022-05-12
This has a dream quality to it that is very, very appealing. Your descriptions detail the scene so fully, my mind built a lovely world that seemed to come alive like a moving picture. I particularly like how this woman (or feminine entity) has these strong effects on him, like he's been touched by an angel. A sort of revitalizing moment, filled with sensations and emotions, but the kind that are life-changing in a good way. A lot of good lines in this, I'd quote all of them ;) Very beautiful, it had a calming atmosphere to it that I enjoyed very much, thanks.


SOME GIRLS

2022-05-12
Are you saying girls are complicated? Now, whatever gave you that impression ;) This made me think of that line that many men say: "Women: can't live with'em, can't live without'em!". Well, women would say that men have their moments too, I think. Lots of winners out there... on both sides lol I think the title is fitting, so no need to change it. I enjoy your humor, thanks.


when something is missing

2022-05-06
This made me feel like it's a coming to terms with a loss. And your descriptions to explain it conjure, evoke, emote so much in feelings and sensations. As always, your beautiful way with words draws a map of the moment and takes me away, merci.


Anne Bancroft

2022-05-06
L6-L9, I know, right? I understand making movies from a book presents many constraints, but still, the editors kind of go too far with the bits they exclude! Sometimes, they chop off such important sections of the story that all you're left with is a different story altogether creating wholly different nuances. I much prefer reading the book first before seeing a movie adaptation of it 'cause I know I'll be missing too great portions of the whole story if I go to the movie first. And that's rarely satisfying. Anyway, rambling now :) Enjoyed this a lot, and I've noted the title you recommend for my to-get books list, thanks.


From 2020: Social Distance

2022-05-06
lol how to turn a stressful situation into light-hearted laughs! I absolutely love this, merci :D


Dork

2022-05-06
"Adonis' dork" made me laugh! So true strong attractions for someone can make you gaga and make you lose a few IQ points. Your style is captivating, very enjoyable to read, thanks.


A FANCIFUL ODE

2022-05-06
I think your friend Rick would have been touched by this. I certainly was. Beautiful expression of love, appreciation, and admiration for a beautiful friend, it's very lovely. Thanks.


AUNTY(NOT A POEM)

2022-05-06
Wow, how indiscreet and impolite can you get? Geez. Was it a young person who said these things to you? It sounds so immature, and as pointed out, so superficial... it's really not worth letting it get to you. The guy is obviously talking out of his you-know-what. But I can certainly understand your initial reaction to such moronic statements. You are stunningly beautiful, so no need to give credence to twits, I say :)


Park Decisions

2022-05-06
I love the descriptions in this... paints the moment so vividly. I felt like I was the one on the bench observing and contemplating on my surroundings and what's going on there in contrast to what's going on inside. There's a sense of calmness about it even if the outside world can most of the times kill it. Very nice, thanks.


Separation Anxiety

2022-05-06
Your words describe it perfectly! Being forced to be apart and asocial is so far from joyous or comfortable. In moments like these is when you fully realize how much our social natures play an important role in our well-being. Very well-written, it evokes the situation very clearly, thanks.


WORDS

2022-05-06
I take from these words that writing can be a lifeline! I wholeheartedly agree with that :) Nice reflection, thanks.


MEMORIES

2022-05-06
I could picture and feel all of those childhood joys you mention in this, and they certainly called to mind my own times having that carefree fun as a child. This is very nice :) Thanks.


BROTHEL CREEPERS

2022-05-06
Talk about being left in a lurch, eh? ;) The last lines made me chuckle, thanks.


EQUILIBRIUM

2022-05-06
hehehe... ain't that the truth? ;) I also have a big smile on my face with this, merci.


THE FLUMMOX

2022-05-06
Oh what fun is this! Your Flummox flummoxed you, eh? Well, from the descriptions you provide of this creature, I'd probably also find myself in that state. What can you say to a flummoxing Flummox, right? ;) I'm so delighted that my Jabberwocky challenge entry inspired you! Really enjoyed that, thanks.


Family

2022-04-24
Such an original family presentation! The mots composés you use create such vivid descriptions of each member of the family, they give a very strong sense of each personality and their background. Sérieusement bon, merci.


the subject is brussels & . . .

2022-04-24
Gives the impression it's one of those days when you get distracted by bits and pieces that just don't want to materialize. Like today is a no-direction kind of day, not unpleasant per se, but it's just not landing kind of deal. But still, you'll be going with it anyway. There's a sort of easy-going, no fuss about it in this moment even though it isn't too defined what it is, if that makes sense. I don't know, but I liked it very much - merci.


POSTCARDS BACK IN THE DAY

2022-04-24
True, we find new ways of doing the same. Although technology is nice, there's still a part of me that finds it a little sad to lose the old methods of communication like sending letters or postcards. There was something more personalized about them because they were actually written out by the person, not all typed up. But eh, in a fast-paced world, delivering the news that way wouldn't be considered very practical or useful. Progress comes at a price: you win some, you lose some. This is where your words sent my thoughts, thanks.


PENS

2022-04-24
Oh this is definitely a familiar moment I've lived many times! Or if not lost, I have a whole bunch of them at my disposal, but they're all out of ink! My fault, I should really get rid of them after all :) But anyway, I loved the ponders as to where they might have gone. Made me smile, thanks.


GOLDFISH BOWL

2022-04-24
The eternal question with no answer, eh :) It'd be droll, but at the same time, I don't think I'd feel all too terribly surprised by it! Life can be stranger than fiction at times, so really, anything's possible lol Don't mind me, I'm very, very tired at the moment. I enjoyed this, thanks.


Dark Grey Skies

2022-04-24
I read this as a sort of ode to cool temperatures and winter's moods. With summer on its way, I'm already dreading the heat about to land on us soon. Sigh. A deep appreciation for the season (its harshness as well as its beauty) is what came across to me and it's one I identify with. It's of course beautifully described... you paint pictures with your words that are so richly satisfying. Just merci :)


Suggestion

2022-04-24
Yeeeah, I'd probably take up knitting too! I'm so curious now... how is daydreaming of an ex better than a 3-hr work video? I got to say I'm a bit confused by this suggestion 'cause 'daydreaming' gives a connotation of a pleasant thing, and well, an ex usually isn't? lol Still, very funny imagining this little exchange between friends, merci.


Buffalo Girl

2022-04-24
Unfortunately, film buff I am not, so I can't say that I know the movie you're referencing. But I'm very curious now... which movie is it? Despite not having the full reference, I nonetheless felt the moment from the way you described it. Sounds energetic and fun! I particularly liked the way you concluded it with these lines:

"laughing we collapsed footsore,
knowing we’d lassoed the moon." - it's a nice image which creates a standing out and lasting effect, I thought. Very much enjoyed this, thanks.


The curious boy

2022-04-24
hehehe... my initial thought reading this was, watch out not to choke eating a sandwich upside down ;) I enjoy the playfulness that comes through in your words, thanks.


DYSLEXIA

2022-04-24
It must be so difficult to have to contend with such a condition for the condition itself. But then, add people's lack of empathy or understanding as to what it means to live with it compounds the suffering on very deep levels, I've learned from the few friends I know who deal with it too. I don't know why people get so mean when they don't understand something. But I'm so glad that you didn't let it stop you from writing your wonderful story-poems! You are talented and it'd be a right shame that you don't share that talent! Thank you for the opportunity, it's always a pleasure to read you.


baby boo

2022-04-24
The giggles of a baby always warm my heart. Your words made me picture such a moment. Very nice, thanks.


THE ENDING TIME

2022-04-16
Oh this is so convincingly sore! The format you're using to present this poor guy's day really adds to that dragging out feeling of a very unpleasant moment. Slow motion recreation, of sorts. The descriptions of leaving the wife, the cats, the possessions, and lastly the home really make you feel the great loss that is unfolding that day. All very effective, with a most poignant view of such a reality. Very well written, thanks.


WINTER DAYS

2022-04-16
Unfortunately too familiar with the effects of bullyism... as your words demonstrate, it can have a life-long kind of effect, in fact. What you express about it in this poem really pinpoints the consequences of such bad treatment on someone's life. It's a sad truth which you worded very touchingly. Thanks for sharing and I'm sorry to learn it was your experience.


And Maybe, Just Maybe

2022-04-16
So beautiful :) Evidently, a special love. The wish to be the one who can offer all of that to her is a feeling I can relate to for my douce moitié. Being able to be the one who can make another smile I think is the best part of love. I adored every bit of how you expressed this... but the word "nettled" on L6 particularly stood out 'cause I'd never heard a brow described like that before. The word's a perfect descriptor! J'adore ta poésie, merci.


Someone I Knew Back When

2022-04-16
Oh my, she sounds like a treat! ;) "Fundygelicals" is good one, too. This little poem conjures such an impactful portrait of Leah, it's impressive in a lasting way. Always enjoy the effect of your words, merci.


MARINA OVSYANNIKOVA

2022-04-16
It was so risky for her to do that! I hope it was able to create some heads up for those who saw it in Russia. Although she got a light fine for an unrelated video where she urged people to protest the war in Ukraine, what she did on TV with her sign could land her with charges if the state prosecution decides to pursue it further. I read on the news that some think she got off lightly as a political decision 'cause going after a mother of two would likely not be viewed so well. I don't know, I have strong doubts their leader is all too fussed about those things. So hopefully, it's as far as it goes for her. I really hope so.


UNWANTED CALLERS

2022-04-16
"Dunno I'll ask the wife" lol Good answer, methinks ;) This is delightful humor, thanks.