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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Based on Henry Reed

Naming of Love
Yesterday I had nothing. Today we have everything.
Tomorrow I will have you.
But not today – today we have everything, I have us.
They say love makes you blind and blind I’ll be.
Perhaps it’s fool’s love, but today
We have everything.

Yesterday was cold and lonely. I was only I.
They say that love will come – I thought it never did.
Tomorrow will be different. But not today.
Today I will love you and you will love me.
As if you always loved me and as if I always loved you.
Today will be a good day.

Yesterday, tomorrow and today. They seem like the same.
But nothing before love can be compared to nothing after love.
That is the cruel difference between yesterday, tomorrow and today!
You, I and love. That is what’s important. Today is a good day.
Today will be tomorrow and tomorrow I will love you even more.
Our love will become old.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a bit too far removed from Reed's original to be instantly recognized and therefore it fails as pastiche/parody. I am also missing the interplay between two voices that the original had as a distinctive feature...


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