Saturday, 26 June 2010

ON THE LIBYAN SEA


“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea.” - e.e. cummings

A lovely evening tonight… While the rain fell and the wind blew outside it was nice to be cuddling inside with my love who has returned to me after a long absence. One of the joys of long absences is the return…

A beautiful Greek song tonight sung by the singer Calliope Vetta, with music by Yannis K. Ioannou. It is called “On the Libyan Sea” and is a dreamy song about sea voyages (and an allegory of our life's journey).



On the Libyan Sea

“And thus slowly we shall travel
On the south seas;
Like wild birds that migrate
To warmer climates.

In the sunshine we shall get lost
As the olive trees slip by;
And we hide in sea caves,
To build our nests.

In the Libyan Sea August gets drunk
With two moons lighting us
On the wind’s open window
Time takes us on a promenade…”

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful, wistful, both the music and images. Thank you for the post and also for providing the translation of the lyrics.

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  2. 生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。......................................................................

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  3. What a beautiful song! Thanks for the lyric translation, it's lovely!

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