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Poetry and Music(UPDATE: It is about ET meet-up you guys!!!)

by kcurie Mon May 22nd, 2006 at 02:49:08 PM EST

Ok Let's see.

Macedonia election checked.. ups Macedonia.. I mean Montenegro. Macedonia is another thing. Montenegro independence. Checked

Cyprus election Checked.

Dumb letter to the FT. Checked

Wonderful pictures of the ET meeting. Checked

DeAnander I am slightly not for it nuclear debate with my wonderful I am slightly for it comments. Checked

Thanking Jerome. Checked.

Zapatero becoming the best president in Europe with long comments about the peace process and the labor reform. Checked

What else is missing???

Poetry and music!!!! UPDATE: THis is a poem-song in honour of the ET meet-up and the people over there...I particualrly like the piece selected by afew ...(are we some kind of twins orsomething??) but you may love and react to other parts!!!!!! ( the master and commander, afew, recall me that it might have not been clear...this is for all you guys!!!)


And this is the first of a long long long series  (of 1?) showing that (besides maybe Benedetti) the best poetry is right now in music...

You may not like the song but you must love the lyrics!!!

And today poetry FOR ALL OF YOU (even the people not in the ET meet-up) starts with: Jarabe de Palo!!

beacuse I am in a bonito mode (only Iran and coal wake me up night... and not that much lately) and you are bonito people

So Bonito

Bonito, todo me parece bonito- Wonderful all looks wonderful ( bonito==nice from now on)
Bonita mañana - nice morning
bonito lugar - nice place
bonita la cama - nice the bed
qué bien se ve el mar - you can see the sea perfectly
bonito es el día - how nice is the day
y acaba de empezar bonita la vida - and it just started nice life
respira, respira, respira - breath, breath breath

El teléfono suena, mi pana se queja- phone rings, my pana complains
la cosa va mal, la vida le pesa -things go wrong, life weigths heavy on him
que vivir así ya no le interesa-  living this way is not interesting anymore
que seguir así no vale la pena - keeping on like this is not worthy
se perdió el amor, se acabó la fiesta -you lose love, and the party is over
ya no anda el motor que empuja la tierra - the engine that pushes the earth does not work
la vida es un chiste con triste final - life is a joke with a sad end
el futuro no existe pero yo le digo... - future does not exist but I tell him...

Bonito todo me parece bonito - Nice all seems nice to me

Bonita la paz, bonita la vida - Nice the peace, nice the life
bonito volver a nacer cada día - nice to be born again every day
bonita la verdad cuando no suena a mentira - nice the truth when it does not sound like a lie
bonita la amistad, bonita la risa -nice the friendship, nice the laught
bonita la gente cuando hay calidad -nice the people when there is quality in them
bonita la gente que no se arrepiente -nice the people who do not regret
que gana y que pierde, que habla y no miente -who win and lose, who speak and not lie
bonita la gente por eso yo digo... - nice the people and that's why I say...

Bonito, todo me parece bonito- nice, all seems nice to me

Qué bonito que te va cuando te va bonito, - how nice the life goes when it goes nice
qué bonito que te va -how nice it goes to you

Bonito, todo me parece bonito -nice , all seems nice to me
La mar la mañana, la casa, la sombra, - sea, morning, house, shadow.
la tierra, la paz y la vida que pasa. - earth, pace, life that goes by
Bonito, todo me parece bonito. -nice, everything is nice
Tu calma, tu salsa, la mancha en la - your calm your sauce , the spot on
espalda, tu cara, tus ganas el fin de semana - your back, your face, your vitality on the weekend

Bonita la gente que viene y que va -nice the people
bonita la gente que no se detiene - nice the people who do not stop
bonita la gente que no tiene edad - nice the people who have no age
que escucha, que entiende, que tiene y que da -who listen, who understand, who have and who give

Bonito Portet, bonito Peret -
bonita la rumba, bonito José -
bonita la brisa que no tiene prisa - nice the breeze that has no hurry
bonito este día, respira, respira - nice this day, breath , breath
Bonita la gente cuando es de verdad -nice the people when they are for real
Bonita la gente que es diferente - nice the people who are different
Que tiembla, que siente - who shiver, who feel
Que vive el presente - who live present
bonita la gente que estuvo y no está. - nice the people that were here and are not any longer

Bonito, todo me parece bonito. - nice , everything looks nice to me

Qué bonito que te va cuando te va bonito,
qué bonito que te va.
Qué bonito que se está cuando se está - how nice you are when you are
bonito qué bonito que se está. - nice how nice it is (being)

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Thanks for this one, kcurie!

Can I make an attempt at translating the last verse?

How sweet you are when your being is sweet,
How sweet you are.
How sweet it is to be when being is sweet,
How sweet it is to be.

But it's better in Spanish.

And this verse is for the ET meet-up:

Bonita la gente que viene y que va -nice the people who come and go
bonita la gente que no se detiene - nice the people who do not stop
bonita la gente que no tiene edad - nice the people who have no age
que escucha, que entiende, que tiene y que da -who listen, who understand, who have and who give

Bonita la gente!

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue May 23rd, 2006 at 04:15:33 AM EST
I actually was thinking about a poetry for the ET meet-up of course!!!!

But it seems it went below the radar...

I must do something about it!!!!

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Tue May 23rd, 2006 at 05:45:13 AM EST
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More or less fixed!!!

A humble honour to you guys... Bonita gente.. if I had any doubt.

So, of course this son is about nice people, fair people....ET people...

Afew said it better than me..(he always says the things I think in a much better way) and selected the quote I love most...but I thought other people would like other parts...There are two lines I think Bob would love...and Izzy will surprise me for sure.....

To all brit, jer, mig, col, bar...and all you all you all.

Thanks indeed for being so nice!!!

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Tue May 23rd, 2006 at 05:54:09 AM EST
Pity you weren't there, kcurie!

(One thing that was said at this meet was... <whisper> next year in Barcelona... <ssshhh>)

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue May 23rd, 2006 at 07:01:18 AM EST
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If I would have been in Barcelona.. you bet I would have gone!!!

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Tue May 23rd, 2006 at 08:25:29 AM EST
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