Thursday, June 10, 2010

One Single Impression: Oubliette*


Jailed man picture: Nicolas Fouquet and replica prison cell in the
Vaux-le-Vicomte cellar. (see below—
click on picture to enlarge)

Love's ending
There once was a cute young couple in love
everywhere one went the other was found
one day the sky fell he sinned to above
sinned to her--sinned to God--now there's no bond

You I hate you can rot away in jail
crying big tears jail is too good for you
there is no way that I'm making your bail
it's written in my book of love we're through

You tread on marriage soil gift from our friend
adultery is against the law in France
I hope you will burn in the final end
vows are broken sacred for our romance

Unpardonable sin yours I declare
forgiveness will not be coming from here

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We visited the Fouquet's Castle during our Our 2009 European Holiday.  It is located about 60 km southeast of Paris, France.  Or about an hour's drive in light traffic. 
Jailed man picture: Nicolas Fouquet replica prison cell in the Vaux-le-Vicomte cellar. Fouquet was replaced as Minister of Finance by his his cunning agent and successor Jean-Baptiste Colbert. "In early 1665 Fouquet was transferred to the fortress of Pignerol. There, Eustache Dauger, the man identified in contemporary official correspondence as the Man in the Iron Mask, served as Fouquet's manservant. The former minister bore his imprisonment with manly fortitude, and composed several mediocre translations in prison. The devotional works bearing his name are apocryphal.
According to official records, Fouquet died in Pignerol on March 23, 1680."
Wikipedia Article for more.
.*Oubliette -- Pronunciation: \ˌü-blē-ˈet\ Function: noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from oublier to forget, from Old French oblier, from Vulgar Latin *oblitare, frequentative of Latin oblivisci to forget — more at oblivion
Originally: (1819) a dungeon with an opening only at the top

Find more poems at One Single Impression using "Oubliette" as prompt
Prompt word "Oubliette" was suggested by Rigel of My Dreams up Close

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At Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:49:00 PM, Blogger Rigel said...

Great sonnet, Jim. There is much pain in the second stanza, and that, I think, is what made it so.

At Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:27:00 PM, Blogger Nessa said...

Wow. Someone is really pissed. And who could blame her.

At Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:46:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Well done, Jim. Sad and painful and palpable.

At Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:42:00 AM, Blogger Robin said...

So many possibilities behind the legend of the man in the iron mask. Such a fascinating story but at the same time horrible to contemplate.

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At Wednesday, June 16, 2010 3:19:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Wow Jim- you did an excellent job- the emotion is sure felt! Have a great Father's Day!

At Wednesday, June 16, 2010 8:39:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Excellent - excellent!

At Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:38:00 PM, Anonymous Dances With Loons said...

Very unique style for this poem, and I'm with Nessa on this one!

At Friday, June 18, 2010 7:48:00 PM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Tres bien, mon ami! Jim I like this one. I like the tale you weave and the ending was what I expected. Through pain, comes separation and a new start. I hope all is well. My best, Rob.

At Tuesday, June 22, 2010 5:57:00 PM, Blogger Kathie Brown said...

Love's ending is a sad thing, especially under such circumstances. This is an interesting and challenging prompt. You did a good job with it.

At Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:39:00 PM, Blogger Rommy said...

I hope it is just a metaphorical oubliette. I'm not fond of cheaters but I probably wouldn't go much further than burning old love letters and pictures while eating a pint of ice cream.


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