Love, and only love, so many love

We are in the famous Valentine's Week....
It is known and recognized that love grows when we share it; for this special Valentine's Day occasion I offer you poetry song and music because, except our bodies, they are the best transmitters of love.

A poetic song of love


LOVE CALLS YOU BY YOUR NAME

You thought that it could never happen
to all the people that you became,
your body lost in legend, the beast so very tame.
But here, right here,
between the birthmark and the stain,
between the ocean and your open vein,
between the snowman and the rain,
once again, once again,
love calls you by your name.

The women in your scrapbook
whom you still praise and blame,
you say they chained you to your fingernails
and you climb the halls of fame.
Oh but here, right here,
between the peanuts and the cage,
between the darkness and the stage,
between the hour and the age,
once again, once again,
love calls you by your name.

Shouldering your loneliness
like a gun that you will not learn to aim,
you stumble into this movie house,
then you climb, you climb into the frame.
Yes, and here, right here
between the moonlight and the lane,
between the tunnel and the train,
between the victim and his stain,
once again, once again,
love calls you by your name.

I leave the lady meditating
on the very love which I, I do not wish to claim,
I journey down the hundred steps,
but the street is still the very same.
And here, right here,
between the dancer and his cane,
between the sailboat and the drain,
between the newsreel and your tiny pain,
once again, once again,
love calls you by your name.

Where are you, Judy, where are you, Anne?
Where are the paths your heroes came?
Wondering out loud as the bandage pulls away,
was I, was I only limping, was I really lame?
Oh here, come over here,
between the windmill and the grain,
between the sundial and the chain,
between the traitor and her pain,
once again, once again,
love calls you by your name.

Léonard Cohen - 1971 - in the "Songs of love and hate" Album

A music



Oh my Love - a cover of John Lennon's song written and composed in 1971, which I particularly like. The singer is Cécile McLorin Salvat, the pianist : Jacky Terrasson.
This enchanting version of the song ( which some have described as more melancholic than Lennon's, but which to my ears resonates infinitely tender and moving) can be found on Jacky Terrasson's "Gouache" album, released in 2012. 

cover gouache


February 14, 2019



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