Friday, October 26, 2012

APRICOT AFFAIR ........DEATH IN VENICE





APRICOT AFFAIR

Forget what Fifi says!
Not for one second 
Does your bum look big in this April,
You know she's only jealous.
She's looking at your completeness
You...... didn't submit April;
You didn't surrender to your fancies.
Let's face it, she's in bits now;
Heart open.....
Soul, laid bare.
Abandoned.....
She is dying slowly, yet surely,
Before she has truly loved.
And to what end?
For a whisper
Of relish and sweet;
For a smile 
Of roses and wine.
Be kind April.... she fades.
Encourage final flourish....
Her swan song in Venice,
Then muted by must.

April.....yes of course,
I could devour you!


Maureen Walsh - October 2012
(A little light relief)






Have been listening to the music of Gustav Mahler lately. Adore this piece that was used in the film Death in Venice, made in 1971, starring Dirk Bogarde and directed by Luchino Visconti, based on the novella Der Tod in Venedig written by German author Thomas Mann in 1912. It is called Adagietto, the exquisitely beautiful slow movement of his Fifth Symphony (1901) performed here by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Herbert Von Karajan.





Ciao for now!

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