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My wife, Evelyn - from Bob
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Bob
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Posts: 1727
Location: Connecticut and Massachusetts

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amigos, amigas, my friends,

I find myself taking more comfort from literature than I do from formal religion. Thank you for your kind thoughts and support.

Bob



Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas.(1580 - 1645)

AMOR CONSTANTE MAS ALLA DE LA MUERTE

Cerrar podrá mis ojos la postrera
sombra que me llevare el blanco día,
y podrá desatar esta alma mía
hora, a su afán ansioso lisonjera;

Mas no de esotra parte en la ribera
dejará la memoria, en donde ardía:
nadar sabe mi llama el agua fría,
y perder el respeto a ley severa.

Alma, a quien todo un Dios prisión ha sido,
venas, que humor a tanto fuego han dado,
médulas, que han gloriosamente ardido,

Su cuerpo dejará, no su cuidado;
serán ceniza, mas tendrá sentido;
polvo serán, mas polvo enamorado.


CONSTANT LOVE BEYOND DEATH

The final shadow that takes from me
the brightness of the daylight may close my eyes,
and may unbind this soul of mine
with an hour that will please its anxious care;

but my soul will not leave on that other shore
the memory of where it burned;
my flame knows how to swim the cold waters,
and lose respect for stern law.

Our souls for which even a god has been a prison,
veins which have fed so great a fire,
marrow which has so gloriously burned,

will abandon their bodies, not their caring;
will be ashes, but will keep their feeling,
dust they will be, but dust in love.
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Raquel M



Joined: 30 Jan 2009
Posts: 609
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:57 am    Post subject: Charles Aznavour De quererte asi.......Youtube Reply with quote

Como estudie en Cuba comunista donde los clasicos estaban prohibidos
y la literatura aprobada era solamente de caracter politico liberal ( todavia
es igual ) no soy muy apegada a la poesia, pero puedo contribuir con
esta cancion que es mi favorita de Charles Aznavour que la canta en
Youtube en Espanol y tambien en Frances.

" De Quererte asi "

De quererte asi, hasta enloquecer

de rogar por ti, de llorar por ti

sin poder dormir, sin poder comer

Que me quedara de quererte asi ?

De quererte asi, con mi alma y mi voz

hasta olvidar el nombre de Dios

para no nombrar mas que el de mi amor

Que me quedara de quererte asi ?

Tan solo mi voz que se apagara

tan solo mi amor triste y sin calor

Tan solo mi piel sin sabor a miel

Y mi gran temor

de quererte aun mas y mas al morir...

De quererte asi con un gran dolor

hasta destrozar este corazon

Sin poder gritar, sin tener razon

Que me quedara de quererte asi ?

Tan solo un amor, que sufre por ti....

que muere por ti
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Bob
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Joined: 24 Feb 2003
Posts: 1727
Location: Connecticut and Massachusetts

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My final version of the gravestone inscription (in addition to our names and dates) is

I love you even more than small rain loves the gentle earth.
We will dance forever in the small and sorrowful rain.
And we know that nothing lasts forever but love and death,
Not even the sky.

Grey granite, which I know is what Evelyn wanted (me too). Simple and dignified. Maybe an engraving of a cat and a polar bear (Evelyn's totem animal).
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Barbara Alonso Novellino



Joined: 22 Oct 2003
Posts: 324
Location: Long Island, New York

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really very beautiful Bob.

Fondly, Barbara
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Raquel M



Joined: 30 Jan 2009
Posts: 609
Location: USA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful, very sweet.

Raquel
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