You are not an arrow

You are not an arrow.
There is no string behind you.
You can just go.

Move with purpose.
Move with grace.
Move with the focus of an arrow.
Even though you are not.

Aim to be true.
Aim with control.
Aim for the heart.

You are not an arrow.
You are a dancer.
With a purpose.
To dance comfortably together.
With your partner.
Through thick and thin.
Good or bad.

Afterword:
I wrote this after a particularly insightful private lesson of Argentine Tango. As you can see, I am no regular writer of poems, so don’t shot me for making poetic mistakes.

Ciego

上星期在iTunes library再見Canaro的Ciego,play count竟然過千。相信因為這歌是上半年表演的曲目,準備時聽了個不亦樂乎的結果。現在只要歌聲響起,步伐便自然跟上拍子,可見已是滾瓜爛熟。

聽這個版本,怎麼都聽不出沈重。但如很多探戈曲目一般,現實並非如此。

Ciego在西班牙語是「盲目」。歌詞所講的,是傷心過後,男人回憶負心人的所作所為,感嘆自己的當局者迷。提醒自己認清事實,不再執迷。

當然,聽不懂沒大不了,只是在這裏,歌詞為歌提供另一個欣賞的層次。

引一小段給大家參考:(來源:http://www.planet-tango.com/lyrics/ciego.htm)

Ciego, estaba ciego en mi delirio…
Ciego, porque ese amor era un martirio
Y ahora que cayó
la venda de mis ojos
me asqueo al recordar
tus lindos labios rojos…
Ciego, bendita sea mi ceguera
si al fin
saltó la venda y vi que eras
una vulgar muñeca de cartón!…

Blind, I was blind in my delirium…
Blind, because that love was a martyrdom.
And now that the blindfold
fell off my eyes
it disgusts me to remember
your pretty red lips…
Blind, blessed be my blindness
if at the end
the blindfold fell and I saw you were
a vulgar cardboard doll…

Podsafe音樂特區#205 – Tango and Electronic

今個星期有Jazz,有電子,亦有探弋。

歌曲列表:
Matthew Ebel – Sally Went Down
Norma Jean Martine – Your Heart Keeps Knocking at My Skin
Tokyo507 – Winter
Linda Holzer – Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla
Dan Tharp – Almost
Allison Crowe – This Little Bird

在此下載本集節目
在此訂閱
歌曲由Music Alley提供
Jingle由Apple GarageBand提供
共享創意署名-非商業性-相同方式共享 3.0 香港 授權條款釋出。超出此條款範圍外的授權可於Mevio MusicAlleyAriel Publicity查閱。

Podsafe音樂特區#184 – 一月大雜燴

本星期歌曲來自五湖四海,包含各種形式、題材。

歌曲列表:
Erin Dickins – Walkin’ With Your Barefeet On
Reggae Far East – Je Te Veux
Avalon Rising – Dark Moon Circle
Phoebe Legere – Good Stiff Cock Tail
Karla Robinson – A Life I Can’t Live Without
Alejandro Cremaschi – La Cumparsita

在此下載本集節目
在此訂閱
歌曲由Music Alley提供
Jingle由Apple GarageBand提供
共享創意署名-非商業性-相同方式共享 3.0 香港 授權條款釋出。超出此條款範圍外的授權可於Mevio MusicAlleyAriel Publicity查閱。