Poem

January 13, 2009

mandala-2A mandala I coloured for a friend

A poem to meditate on by the late French composer and singer, Jacques Brel

“I wish you never ending dreams and a wild desire to make some of them come true.

I wish you to love what is to be loved and forget all that has to be forgotten.

I wish you silences.

I wish you birds’ songs when you wake, children’s laughter.

I wish you to resist sinking.

I wish you to stand up to indifference and negative virtues of these days.

I wish you especially to stay you.”

Jacques Brel, 1929-1978

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2 Responses to “Poem”

  1. Je ne connaissais pas cette chanson(?) de Brel. J’adore Brel.

  2. tasteofbeirut, I am not sure Brel composed this poem for a song but it is beautiful as it is. I love Brel too:)

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