Words unread, words written
I scattered these letters,
Why didn’t you catch them?
They are still suspended, waiting.
Words written, words unread.
Lying on brown and dusty pages.
I sense a faint smell of inspiration,
Locked behind bars,
Please catch these words,
The ink is not dry yet,
Pure and clear blue;
Words unread, words written.
I reveal my mind subtly
Nearly captured, nearly tinted.
*L’Afrique is one of the allegorical statue in in front of Musée d’Orsey in Paris made by Eugène Delaplanche. You can admire 5 others representing the 5 others continents all created for 1878 l’Exposition Universelle.