Odile Maupas-Gapany

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The author of the poem  “Innocence meurtrie” or ” Loss of Innocence”  generously given to  F.R.E.D.I.:

Born in Rouen Normandy France in 1954,  to artistic parents  Odile Maupas Gapany is also a painter. She draws in Indian Ink and also uses enamels on metal.

Rewarded by various artistic societies, she obtained in 1994 the Feminist Poetry Award from the Society of Poets and Artists of France, Swiss section.

    • In 1995 she was co-winner of the Grand Prix of French-speaking Swiss Poets
    • In 1996, for “Ode à l’Amour Mystique” (Ode to mythical Love) part of her “Live to Love” collection, she received the first Mystical Poetry Prize of the Society of Poets and Artists of France.
    • En 1997, for her poem ‘Par jacinthes et brises’, she received the first prize and the Cup from the association “Arts et Lettres de France”.

She has received numerous other prizes.

The poem ‘Innocence meurtrie’ shown below is dedicated to all child victims of the most unspeakable violence, damaged both physically and mentally sometimes fatally, by adults, that we have difficulty describing as “human”.

 

Innocence meurtrie

Enfant
Tel un oisillon émouvant et doux
Trop jeune fleur même pour le papillon.

D’aventure quand le destin
Décolore ton sourire aux joues rondes et fraîches
Maudit soit qui trop embrasse et mal étreint
Déchirant d’un malsain désir
La lumière du conte de fées.

La pulsion monte écumante
Ne l’arrête aucun regard pur.
S’accomplissent alors
Les fangeuses violences de la moiteur infâme.

Sous la ouate de peur et de honte
Au creux de l’enfer un cri étouffé
Au fond de la poche un mouchoir en larmes
Ne trahissent point l’impensable torture.

Taisant les haillons du corps et de l’âme
Sans comprendre
Tu pleures:
Les anges savent la douleur
Enfermée dans le rose calice de ta nuit profonde.

Que s’entrouvre enfin le soupir
Aux paroles de la délivrance !

Avec respect
Se doit d’être chérie la fraîcheur printanière
Dans les mèches blondes ou brunes
De la vie.

Que les étoiles te protègent
Enfant
Partout sur notre terre
Puisses-tu goûter l’harmonie cristalline et joyeuse
De la tendresse et de l’amour.


Odile Maupas Gapany, for FREDI

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Carine  Racine – The designer of our LOGO

Carine, whose real name is Christine, was born in Fribourg Switzerland. Whilst following a graphical design course she created some comic books.

She is married with a daughter.

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Her meeting – also in 1981 – with a young woman suffering from myopathy, gave her the idea of telling the journey of people and their health.

Her work includes

    • ‘victoire sur l’impossible’ (The story of a paraplegic)
    • ‘un guide dans l’ombre’ (About a guide dog)
    • ‘le besoin de vivre’ (About a diabetic)
    • ‘pourquoi moi?’ (A story about a victim of cancer)
    • ‘Coline’ (a ‘memory’ of in vitro fertilization)

Carine also creates science fiction comic books and has made two series for children

In 1999, she published her last album a story where the hero is a dog. This was published by  “Coeur de Loup” (France)

Each year you can find Carine at the comic book festival ‘Bédémania de Belfaux-Corminboeuf’.  Belfaux and Corminboeuf are villages near Fribourg Switzerland.

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