Thursday, February 7, 2008

i fill the bath and climb inside singing

"i draw a jackal-headed woman, in the sand.
sing of a lover's fate,
sealed by jealous hate,
then wash my hand in the sea.

with just three days more,
i’d have just about learned the entire score,
to aida.

holidays must end,
as you know.
all is memory,
taken home with me;
the opera,
the stolen tea,
the sand drawing,
the verging sea.
all years ago."

one of my forever favorite songs, that without exception brings tears. the images in this song, the emotions rendered, they are all so rich and beautiful - even in the heartache.

verdi cries ~ natalie merchant

song of the day

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