Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

On bended knee Bocelli sings me Amore
While a plane lands on the highway
Cars speed us by blowing their congratulatory horns
His pleading words infuses a sadness
Mellow verses becomes philosophical
I am a frozen statue in a white organza
A mermaid with satin tears
The soft fabric flowing on my face gains public recognition
Paparazzi shouts out my name
I ignore the screams
The plane takes off in five minutes
I need to decide whether to board without his duet
Bocelli illustrates emotions throwing confetti rose petals
on my chapel length train
The 405 south consist of several traffic jams
“You won’t be back,” he yells
So I answer, “How deep is your devotion to me?”
He doesn’t reply
No point in telling him it’s too late
I march down the First Class aisle
Bouquet of black tulips kissing my hands
Amore is left standing
I watch from my window seat
the congested crowd follows him to Sicily
I get carried to another proposal
© 4/2007 by Cathy Delaleu
art by Gina Bernardini

It's that time again :)


* The beautiful weather offering a subtle, sweet breeze

* Passion that surrounds me daily, I wake up and I feel its energy in the air

* White Tea with ginger, my AM ritual helps to calm and relax

* New canvas received in the mail, more art work to create :)Yeah!!

* Arrangement of colorful flowers I received this morning from my boss, ahhhhhh, they smell heavenly

* Egg white, tomatoes with lil' bit of cheese

* E'mails from friends and phone calls to check how i'm doing

* the get-well package received in the mail today from my mom, she enclosed some wonderful tea bags and a French CD (Nana Mouskouri)


mermaid said...

'I need to decide whether to board without his duet'

Celebrating femininity without masculine compliments is always a challenge.

'I get carried to another proposal'

I love the ambiguity here. Proposal could be another man, another opportunity, or even another side of self.

Keep exploring, Cathy.

Dancewithme2 said...

I wanna check out this French music.

Kai C. said...


Blu Jewel said...

the artwork is beautiful. i always love the vibrancy and simple elegance. the poem is creative and thought provoking. may your days continue to be filled with blessings and love.

get zapped said...

I can't wait to see what becomes of your new canvas! And what a powerful take off!

I wish I woke up with such passion and energy...must open up to it.

Peace and enjoy your week ;)

`NEFTY said...

I was also refreshed when the snow && ice melted, SPRING's here:]]

Fabrizio said...

After French... italiano finalmente! :-D

Yeah, Bocelli is a great singer.

And I'm a fan of ginger tea too!



urban butterfly said...

Wonderful poem! The accompanying artwork is beautiful!

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

i'm glad.. that you are able to derive pleasure from those things that many of us see. these days, people are only made happy by grand things..

Rethabile said...

Tag tag!

cosmic clown said...

hmmm lovely thoughts Lyrically urs....great going...:)

Joy said...

Great work Delaleu,
Love it :)

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Epsilonicus said...

Beautiful. You have a way of just getting the reader enwrapped in the story.

Rethabile said...

I keep checking here and at the Longings site...

Dancewithme2 said...

I was getting ready to send out an APB. I noticed that you hadn't been posting - ANYWHERE. I'm glad that you're starting to feel better. I pray for a full and speedy recovery. You were missed.


"I need to decide whether to board without his duet"

I'm soooooo jealous of your writing ability, but in a good way!

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

hope all is well with you .. havent seen you around in a while

Epsilonicus said...

I am really really feeling this one. I also love the painting. I always enjoy the art you put up.

iamnasra said...

This beautiful ...loved the image of your words