quarta-feira, 13 de janeiro de 2010

A Cry 4 Love

Liebestod (German, "Love death") is the title of the final, dramatic aria from the opera Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner. When used as a literary term, liebestod refers to the theme of erotic death or "love death" meaning the two lovers' consummation of their love in death or after death. Two-sided examples include Pyramus and Thisbe, Tristan und Isolde, Romeo and Juliet, and to some degree Wuthering Heights.

Softly and gently
how he smiles,
how his eyes
fondly opens
--do you see, friends?
do you not see?
how he shines
ever brighter.