A Poem For Sunday...

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A Poem For Sunday...

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I can't help it, there's not much poetry at Spotify that I know (and if you know some I'm going to be glad if you share it), but Mario Benedetti is one of the greatest writers and poets of our time and love this album because it's marvelous to listen his work in his own voice...don't you think?

A naked woman in the dark
has a clarity that shines on us
so if a grief, a blackout or a moonless night happen
it is convenient and even essential
have about a naked woman

a naked woman in the dark
generates a glow that gives confidence
then the almanac spends Sunday
the cobwebs vibrate in his corner
and the happy and feline eyes
look and never get tired of looking

a naked woman in the dark
it is a vocation for hands
for the lips is almost a destination
and for the heart is a waste
a naked woman is a riddle
and it's always a party to decode it

a naked woman in the dark
generates her own light and turn us on
the ceiling becomes a sky
and it is a glory not to be innocent
a beloved or glimpsed woman
thwarts death for once.

Mario Benedetti

https://open.spotify.com/track/1YxZv9mDvzAZVwqKY4UhVA?si=9OM82VsJ
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Re: A Poem For Sunday...

crematedman
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@Jpgchief poetry is at the heart of good lyricism! it's so closely intertwined with music it certainly has a place in our community. and you've chosen a particularly beautiful poem.

 

One that stands out to me is Leonard Cohen's poetry:

 

"I'm ready, my Lord

Magnified, sanctified
Be thy holy name
Vilified, crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the love that never came
You want it darker
We kill the flame"

 

spotify:track:5zb7npjQqoJ7Kcpq4yD9qn

Re: A Poem For Sunday...

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While I was reading the lyrics from You Want it Darker the you quote I’ve got goose pimples, I remember the first time listen to this album, it was still fresh the David Bowie death and his final album and immediately I think that this could be a way of saying goodbye to us in a very similar way Bowies did, the whole album speaks volumes but this song its crystal clear for me in that particular moment

 

spotify:track:7pyCJ0V0kIY57QdlEcM1eO

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