Jacky Lavauzelle Poetry
THE GOD VAGABOND
THE DEATH OF COLORS & THE PAINTER OF THE NIGHT
The colors, the colors flowed. The colors flowed constantly.
The colors of the legends. And around the legends, the painters had gathered. The world was losing its colors.
Black was progressing and enveloping the universe.
All the wise men were gone.
They had found no solution.
All the philosophers were gone. Philosophers did not understand the root cause.
Politicians were expected. They never came. It seems they are gathering near the border of the world.
The painters were there. Last bulwark against total darkness and eternal night. They pulled out brushes and brushes again. They came out of the tubes of colors. Of all the tubes, only came out of the black.
Arrived the Painter of the Night! Nobody invited him. He only painted black! Nobody needed him. He alone saw lights in his darkness and in the night that devoured everything. The others laughed and laughed at him.
The Painter of the Night then took his finest brush. And traced a thin line in the night, without worrying about the few colors that remained.
Behind the black, a light of the most beautiful intensity, magic, only asked to go out and join the peaks.
It was a new light that no longer covered the objects. She started from the sap and the essence of things …
The Night Painter finishes his work before dumbfounded humans.
But the men were so afraid that we took his brush and broke it. The crack closed and since then men have all become blind in this world.
At the bottom of a cave, one man, one, still smiles and traces long sarabandes of light that illuminates his heart …