2 Lovers —> 1 Couple

— 2A — At the beginning

The Kiss by Edvard Munch
Kyss [The Kiss] by Edvard Munch (ca. 1895)
Oil on wood, 38.7 x 32.5 cm — Munch-museet, Oslo.

Önceleyin [At First] by Cemal Süreya

Önce bir ellerin vardı
Yalnızlığımla benim aramda
Sonra birden kapılar açılıverdi
Ardına kadar,
Sonra yüzün onun ardından
Sonra her şey çıkıp geldi.
At first there were your hands
Between me and my loneliness
Then the doors opened
Suddenly all through,
Then your face,
Your eyes,
Your lips
Then everything came up.
Bir korkusuzluk aldı yürüdü çevremizde
Sen çıkardın utancını
Duvara astın
Ben masanın üstüne kodum kuralları
Her şey işte böyle oldu önce.
A fearlessness surrounded us
You took off your embarrassment
And hang it on the wall
I left the rules on the table
Everything happened this way at first.


— 2B — I Don't Want to Be a Couple

Woodstock by Burk Uzzle
Woodstock  by (1969)
[This photo has become famous as the cover of the first Woodstock album]

I don't want to be a couple.
Couples are stupid.
Couple kiss all the time.
Couple moan.
Couple fight.

I want to kiss you when I want.
I want to leave you when I want.
I want to come back when I want.
I want to be free.

I don't want to spoil everything.
I don't want to be a couple.


— 2C — Looking Together in the Same Direction

The Kuss by Gustav Klimt
Der Kuss [The Kiss] by Gustav Klimt (1907)
Oil and Gold Leaf on canva
s, 180 x 180 cm
Osterreichische Galerie, Vienna
Years pass.

S'aimer, ce n'est pas se regarder l'un l'autre, c'est regarder ensemble dans la même direction.
[Loving is not looking at each other, it's looking together in the same direction.]
in Terre des Hommes [Wind, Sand and Stars]


— 2D — Old Lovers

La chanson des vieux amants [Song of Old Lovers] by

[...] But finally, finally,
It took us a lot of talent
To be old without being adult.

Oh my love
My sweet, my tender, my marvellous love
From bright dawn until the end of day,
I still love you, you know,
I love you.

And more the time marches on
The more time torments us.
But isn't it the worst trap
For lovers to live in peace?

Two of Hearts
[BbN: #2]

3 comment(s):

    So beautiful. So wonderfully beautiful. To share yourself without losing yourself, to know someone so intimately. To love. *sigh*


    Ah Billy, a beautiful post.

    Thank you.

    p.s That Klimt painting is one of my favourites.


    [Just back from a short vacation trip]. Don't sigh, Vanessa, things come at their own pace... Michelle, glad to see you're still around. Klimt paintings are often great indeed. I suppose you also know Danae by him? It is among the most erotic paintings I know.


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