Ah but at this particular sadomasochistic incident, I am a mere voyeur. Really, the French are so much better at punishing themselves, why not let Chirac and de Villepin do all they can. Each and every day they live and breathe is yet another day of punishment for the French. I wonder if de Villepin will have a national poetry day or perhaps arrange a national poetry competition. I know that I for one have been able to stop any criticism of Bush and his ignorance by any French friends by asking them if they have read de Villepin’s poems. hahahahahah
[quote]In his introduction, M de Villepin writes: "This eulogy owes nothing to artifice or chance. It has ripened inside me since childhood.
“From the bottom of my pockets, stuck to the back of my smock, hidden in the corner of abacuses, poetry gushed out, scribbled on scraps of paper, anxiety drove my mother to stick poems everywhere, in verse or prose, quatrains or alexandrines.”
Poetry, he says, consoled him after the death of his brother. “I remember the despair and the pain, the loss of a loved person, the silence of a dead brother, which finds form in the flight of a word.”
His book “does not follow the passage of centuries nor the succession of genres”, he says. "It tries to penetrate the heart of the poetic ferment, this secret place where words are made and unmade, where language is fashioned.
"It wants to listen to the seed of the terrible voice which cleaves our consciences and feeds our imagination. It affirms its confidence in words, which force open the doors of mystery and give it movement and brightness.
“Without attaching itself to any school or poet, to a period or coterie, this Praise wants to be a part of every adventure. It weaves along the most diverse paths, along the scarlet crest of the sun, to the darkest underground seam.”[/quote]
Someone either needs a good lay or is in dire need of an enema! haha