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Poetry?

Postby BabyBunny » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:04 pm

Is there any poem which makes you think of Philippe, or that you wish to share with him, either because it speaks your heart, or simply because it's beautiful?

Here is one of my favorites, by Tagore:

Little Flute
Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail
vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life.

This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales,
and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new.

At the immortal touch of thy hands my little heart loses its limits in
joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable.

Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small hands of mine.
Ages pass, and still thou pourest, and still there is room to fill.
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Re: Poetry?

Postby Lankin » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:56 pm

;) I like that one -- I didn' consciously know it before. My favourites are mostly Goethe, but they don't necessarily fit with Philippe. Oh, well, maybe "Lover in all guises." ("Liebhaber in allen Gestalten.")

Liebhaber in allen Gestalten

Ich wollt’ ich wär’ ein Fisch,
so hurtig und frisch;
und kämst du zu anglen,
ich würde nicht manglen.
Ich wollt’ ich wär’ ein Fisch,
so hurtig und frisch.

Ich wollt’ ich wär’ ein Pferd,
da wär’ ich dir wert.
O wär’ ich ein Wagen!
Bequem dich zu tragen.
Ich wollt’ ich wär’ ein Pferd!
da wär’ ich dir wert.

Ich wollt’ ich wäre Gold!
Dir immer im Sold;
und tätst du was kaufen,
käm’ ich wieder gelaufen.
Ich wollt’, ich wäre Gold!
dir immer im Sold.

Doch bin ich wie ich bin,
und nimm mich nur hin!
Willst du bess’re besitzen,
so laß sie dir schnitzen.
Ich bin nun wie ich bin;
So nimm mich nur hin!

Lover in All Guises

I wish I were a fish,
so agile and fresh;
and if you came to catch me,
I would not fail you.
I wish I were a fish,
so agile and fresh.

I wish I were a horse,
then you would esteem me.
Would that I were a coach!
I should carry you in comfort.
I wish I were a horse!
Then you would esteem me.

I wish I were gold,
always at your service.
And if you bought something,
I would come running back again.
I wish I were gold,
always at your service!

But I am as I am;
just accept me like this.
If you want a better man,
than have him made for you.
I am as I am;
just accept me like this.


Unnecessary to say, the English translation fails to capture Goethe's genius.

Schubert altered it a little and wrote a lovely Lied .

It was one of the first songs my daughter learned :D
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Re: Poetry?

Postby DecoSweetheart » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:25 pm

Cet endroit-ci est approprié pour écrire un poème inspiré de et dédié à Jaroussky? (Well, the "love letters" section too) I was wondering if posting a personally written poem is a bad idea.. I'd be brave enough to let Philippe see it.. But then there's the rest of the world lol :? (It would be passionate, but not "naughty") I'm not exactly shy when I write.. but poetry is different. I guess it just depends on how brave I want to be.. I don't know when I'd have something completed, though. I normally don't even read or write poetry, but Philippe has the wheels turning in my head.. :)
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Re: Poetry?

Postby Lankin » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:55 pm

I think it would be lovely ;)
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Re: Poetry?

Postby BabyBunny » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:10 pm

DecoSweetheart wrote:Cet endroit-ci est approprié pour écrire un poème inspiré de et dédié à Jaroussky?


Yes, as long as you decide that you want to share it. But in fact it doesn't have to a inspired or dedicated to Philippe. I admit that I was just using this as an excuse to share some favorite poems with you...
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Re: Poetry?

Postby BabyBunny » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:16 pm

Now I think of another one. I read it before in a book but I can't find it online. Biri I need your help! Can you help me find a poem from Borges's Buenos Aires Fever?
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Re: Poetry?

Postby BabyBunny » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:23 pm

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Parc Montsouris, photo by bunny
For now I'll just post another poem with the same name, by Jacques Prevert.
I love the last three lines.


Le Jardin

Des milliers et des milliers d'années
Ne sauraient suffire
Pour dire
La petite seconde d'éternité
Où tu m'as embrassé
Où je t'ai embrassèe
Un matin dans la lumière de l'hiver
Au parc Montsouris à Paris
A Paris
Sur la terre
La terre qui est un astre.
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Re: Poetry?

Postby BabyBunny » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:16 pm

Biri I love you!

UN PATIO

Con la tarde
se cansaron los dos o tres colores del patio.
Esta noche, la luna, el claro círculo,
no domina su espacio.
Patio, cielo encauzado.
El patio es el declive
por el cual se derrama el cielo en la casa.
Serena,
la eternidad espera en la encrucijada de estrellas.
Grato es vivir en la amistad oscura
de un zaguán, de una parra y de un aljibe.


Jorge Luis Borges
Fervor de Buenos Aires (1923)
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Re: Poetry?

Postby Lankin » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:04 pm

As long as that love doesn't imply exclusiveness... *rawr ...

And... THE PICTURE IS AWESOME!
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Re: Poetry?

Postby BabyBunny » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:09 pm

Lankin wrote:As long as that love doesn't imply exclusiveness... *rawr ...


What made you think of that...

Also I think the pic would look better if I was stand further back. But there was a disturbing "interdit" sign at the end of the bridge. I walked closer to see what's written there, and got hit by a falling chestnut in the head, and now I understood why it's interdit.
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