For Dan and Liliana
 

For Dan and Liliana

This is for you, my love.

You took the beat of my heart
And you moved all the pieces, you pulled it apart
Now it plays on repeat and I cant stop
the rhythm you’ve started.

You took the tune in my head
And replaced it with melodies you wrote instead
Now they’re coming on through
and I’m spreading the song that you’ve started,

Oh now play me another melody, melody
Stay, light a fire under me, under me
And I’ll make up a cover to keep us dry,
As the raindrops beat down rhythms from the sky.

You took the breath from my lungs
Now there’s nothing else left and I’ve clearly begun
To fall head over chest so now
come carry on what you’ve started

You took the words from my tongue
And you silenced my troubles, you hushed every one
And I finally heard all my thoughts clear and
strong and I started

Oh now play me another melody, melody
Stay, light a fire under me, under me
And I’ll make up a cover to keep us dry,
As the raindrops beat down rhythms from the sky.

And this is for you, my cherub.

Oh little one, I know you will grow so bold and strong
Oh beautiful, there’s no way you can go wrong
But tread in footsteps follow my heel
I’ll provide a break, a shield. Ooh.
Oh little one, I know they’ll be knocking at my door
Oh beautiful, you’ll go
and you’ll leave them wanting more.
But tread in footsteps follow my heel
I’ll provide a break, a shield. Ooh.
And even when cold wind’s blowing right through
I’ll cripple my back to shelter you.. you.
And when they’re calling your name
Donʼt forget what you’re leaving
ʻCause I’ll be singing the same
Little song that I taught you this evening
By the fireside whilst you lay sleeping, little one.
Now my girl, you’ll fall for the one who doesnt care
How he’ll hold your heart and how he’ll hold your stare
But tread in footsteps follow my heel
I’ll provide a break, a shield. Ooh.
And even when cold wind’s blowing right through
I’ll cripple my back to shelter you.. you.
And when he’s calling your name
Donʼt forget what you’re leaving
ʻCause I’ll be singing the same
Little song that I taught you this evening
By the fireside whilst you lay sleeping, little one.

I love you.  You know that?

[Post image: Dan and Liliana looking at paintings in the Louvre, Paris, January 2011]

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Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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