She said, love is the loan I took out for roof repairs / L’amour, c’est le prêt que j’ai contracté pour des réparations du toit, dit-elle.

She said, love is the loan I took out for roof repairs.

L’amour, c’est le prêt que j’ai contracté pour des réparations du toit, dit-elle.

– Tristan Coleshaw.

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“Sitting in a park in Paris, France, reading the news and it sure looks bad, they won’t give peace a chance, that was just a dream some of us had…” – Joni Mitchell, ‘California’.

12246911_510560599106872_5706256806779572307_nTaken from ‘California’, Blue, Joni Mitchell.

LA FRANCE (de toutes les croyances): IL FAUT RESTER MOTIVÉ #Paris #ParisAttacks #AttaquesParis

LE CHANT DES PARTISANS…

Spécialement dédicacé à ceux qui sont motivés
Spécialement dédicacé à tous ceux qui ont résistés par le passé

Ami,entends-tu le vol noir des corbeaux sur nos plaines?
Ami,entends-tu les cris sourds du pays qu’on enchaîne?
Hohé partisans,ouvriers et paysans c’est l’alarme
Ce soir l’ennemi connaîtra le prix du sang et des larmes

Motivés motivés,il faut rester motivé
Motivés motivés,il faut se motiver
Motivés motivés, soyons motivés
Motivés motivés, motivés motivés

C’est nous qui brisons les barreaux des prisons pour nos frères
La haine à nos trousses et la faim qui nous pousse,la misère
Les pays ou les gens au creux des lits font des rêves
Chantez compagnons,dans la nuit la liberté vous écoute

Motivés motivés,il faut rester motivé
Motivés motivés,il faut se motiver
Motivés motivés, soyons motivés
Motivés motivés, motivés motivés

Ici chacun sait ce qu’il veut, ce qu’il fait quand il passe
Ami, si tu tombes, un ami sort de l’ombre à ta place
Hohé partisans ouvriers et paysans c’est l’alarme
Ce soir l’ennemi connaîtra le prix du sang et des larmes

Motivés motivés,il faut rester motivé
Motivés motivés,il faut se motiver
Motivés motivés, soyons motivés
Motivés motivés, motivés motivés

On va rester motivés pour le face à face
On va rester motivés quand on les aura en face
On va rester motivés on veut que ça se sache
On va rester motivés pour la lutte des classes

Motivés motivés,il faut rester motivé
Motivés motivés,il faut se motiver
Motivés motivés, soyons motivés
Motivés motivés, motivés motivés

Download your FREE copy of hot poetry debut, ‘frakknuckle’ HERE:

This is for you, Bitches, to read, print, share, distribute and take to your heart. With my blessing, love and gratitude, here’s frakknuckle:

TRISTAN COLESHAW frakknuckle

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@christineandthequeens is a good enough reason to brush up on your French, but you don’t need to anymore…

My loyal Bitches have heard me extol the excellence of Christine and the Queens on numerous occasions over the last couple of years, but my guess is that most of you non-Francophone readers haven’t checked her out yet because, ‘duh!’, she sings mainly in French. SHAME ON YOU! Not only is she arguably one of the most intriguing acts to come to prominence in the last 20 years, with a lyrical and musical sensibility as distinctive as some of the greats – Björk, Rickie Lee Jones, David Bowie are not unreasonable comparisons. But you are also depriving yourself of the joy and surprise of watching the unfolding of an artistic journey whose destination is in no way predictable.

Well, NO MORE! No longer need you non-speakers of French dwell in the demain of ignorance, for Christine and the Queens is coming to Anglo-Saxon airwaves with an English album, featuring these two new gems. Check ’em out and start brushing up your French, because I guarantee you’ll be wanting more…

Welcome to Tristan Coleshaw, my Bitches!

It’s me!

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I decided that for better or for worse, I’m at my best when I’m just me. And also You’re the best when you’re just You. So let’s Me be Me and You be You, and together we can be the World. THE WORLD, I say.

Love, T xxxxxxx

Friday thoughts…

When straight, white men write confessionally it’s edgy, brave.

When straight, white women write confessionally it’s indulgent.

When non-white men and women, gay or straight write confessionally, it’s illuminating, eye-opening.

When gay men and women write confessionally it’s daring, obscene.

WELL, FUCK THAT!

Listen to Frakknuckle on Soundcloud:

Listen to and read ‘An Ending’, from my new collection FRAKKNUCKLE…

An Ending

From a sailor’s knot

Father-learned, bobbing

gently blood red,

purple-veined, ceiling

plaster snow falling

on kitchen floor slate,

beams cracking under

flesh and rope weight,

hung like feast

poultry, jeans torn

inner-thigh length long,

downy legged: like two

badly plucked geese in

China-cheap denim; a

cartoon t-shirt reads:

‘it’s not you… it’s me’,

drizzled on a pudding stomach…

he waits for them to find him in

the room’s skiffled silence,

distant light and lawnmower wails

crackling on the window grease,

a friendly chair lies stickleback

its seat trainer-printed,

readied macaroons waiting

on cooling rack crowded counters –

one final act of sweetness

for those who will find him,

a crumb path pointing towards an ending.

First they will notice coconut,

and then the body dangling sallow,

isolation finally visible –

hanging like fractions of glass

in the frame of a broken window.