September 20, 2007

A Serenade from the Laughing Spaceman

Posted in Randumb at 5:50 am by Iram

As sung by Spock on the Star Trek episode “Plato’s Stepchildren” that just happened to be playing when I turned the t.v. on during breakfast this morning.

Take care young ladies and value your wine.

Be watchful of young men in their velvet prime.

Deeply they’ll swallow from your finest kegs,

Then swiftly be gone, leaving bitter dregs.

Ah, bitter dregs.

With smiling words and tender touch,

Man offers little and asks for so much.

He loves in the breathless excitement of night,

Then leaves with your treasure in cold morning light.

Ah, in cold morning light.

6 Comments »

  1. tom said,

    In return for your lyrics, here’s one for you. Question is, what is he really writing about?

    WHEN AUTUMN CAME

    This is the way that autumn came to the trees:
    it stripped them down to the skin,
    left their ebony bodies naked.
    It shook out their hearts, the yellow leaves,
    scattered them over the ground.
    Anyone could trample them out of shape
    undisturbed by a single moan of protest.

    The birds that herald dreams
    were exiled from their song,
    each voice torn out of its throat.
    They dropped into the dust
    even before the hunter strung his bow.

    Oh, God of May have mercy.
    Bless these withered bodies
    with the passion of your resurrection;
    make their dead veins flow with blood again.

    Give some tree the gift of green again.
    Let one bird sing.

    Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) – translated by Naomi Lazard)

  2. POO-ELLA said,

    THAT IS A RUBBISH AHMED! (THAT MEANS REALLY RUBBISH) STUPID POEM! I TYPED AHMED THE SPACEMAN AND IT CAME UP WITH THIS NONSENSENSICAL NONSENSE!!! I HATE THIS THIS POEM! HADUWEARO ANORATINAGO KAKA!!! (SWEARING IN POOPOO-ESE)

  3. POO-ELLA said,

    YES I SAID IT IS RUBBISH!!!

  4. POO-ELLA said,

    YES I SAID IT WAS RUBBISH!!!

  5. POO-ELLA said,

    YES I SAID HADUWEARO ANORTATINAGO KAKA

  6. POO-ELLA said,

    NOOOOOOOOO ALIENS COMING TO GET ME!!!!!!!! HEEEEEEEEELPHELPHELPHELPEGHRELPEMJCSJHGJ.G.GF.KJFDGAFGFGFGAGAG


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