“But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”

~ Kahlil Gibran


by Blaga Todorova

between melodies and lyrics,
between beats and strings
touched by the fever of lovers passion
and sweetly bruised lips,
bright, burgundy music
stirred in white roses and in longing
moves like a sultry wind.
for every second of a burning day,
for every ray of moonlight
and every time a candle follows a dawn
and with every breath that I gasp, aching,
I miss the sound of your heart,
the trails of hands in my memories
and on my skin.

a humid fantasy, as if you are
next to me or at least your shadow
and inside a soft, artistic, sugary laughter
like a river under a melting snow,
like a  gravitating summer
in the rhythm of fragile voices,
like a crystal picture frame
surrounding two happy faces,
when there is a promise
for an amaranthine night,
and there is a song of flowers
growing blind but beautiful,
and an absence of rhymes
in the distant whispers,
or maybe just blurs
out of a Persian poet’s mind.

but the truth is,
the stars once reflecting inevitably
in the green of your eyes,
the mystery constantly leading
the logic away from the silk bed,
the feeling of togetherness
almost reaching out an altar,
demand, daring, to bring back
the last kiss survived,
and there is a chaos of questions
trying to hurt the air,
and a pas de deux never meant to end,
and a luminous harmony in a forgotten adagio.


If you can’t see the video posted on YouTube, click HERE.



© 2011  Broken Sparkles


34 Responses to “Adagio”

  1. redplace Says:

    This is very beautiful. Wow…

  2. eritta Says:

    Lovely – my favorite bit is here:

    when there is a promise
    for an amaranthine night,
    and there is a song of flowers
    growing blind but beautiful,

  3. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Absolutely uneqivocally beautiful. Blaga, this is stunning. Lots of thought and hard work apparent in this. I have already been through the video and poem about three times and getting ready to send links off to family. I like the collision of images that somehow creates cohesion and pulse, even without the benefit of reading to music. Bravo!

  4. abichica Says:

    woooww!!! awesome!!!

  5. morning Says:

    super elegant imagery.

    your words are always refreshing.

  6. deadpoet88 Says:

    Wow Bee, once more you’ve left me speechless. Your imagery, your emotions, everything is so wonderfully written. I read it thrice already and still I cannot decide which part I like best.

  7. Stephen Kellogg Says:

    I’ve been away from WordPress for a while and this was a wonderful way to get reacquainted with it. I appreciated the quote at the top, enjoyed your words blended with music and images in the video but most of all I loved reading the poem. Great words, imagery and passion as you once again show the depth of your ability to express.
    Pefect title for the poem!



  8. eclipseofthemoon Says:

    Gorgeous poem Blaga, stunning imagery, perfectly chosen words, great metaphors….this one is the best of your work so far…(and funny, i’ve used the word amaranthine in one of the poems I wrote last week :))
    oh and….I loooove the title…

  9. wordsfallfrommyeyes Says:

    Just so beautiful. To click on a page and get so much out of it is wonderful. Thank you.

  10. Tom Baker Says:

    Beautiful images and extremely sensual poetry make this one of my favorites from you. Love it Blaga. A true artist.

  11. Anna Montgomery Says:

    as if you are
    next to me or at least your shadow
    and inside a soft, artistic, sugary laughter
    like a river under a melting snow,
    like a gravitating summer
    in the rhythm of fragile voices,

    and ‘leading the logic away from the silk bed’ were lovely lines in an evocative poem. Thank you.

  12. leah Says:

    this was awe inspiring to say the least.

  13. terri0729 Says:

    Wow, wow, wow! What else can I say, lol! Nicely done. Blessings, Terri

  14. pure2core Says:

    Such a lovely piano music to back up an wonderful romantic display of poetry….Quite extraordinary write with quite common emotion that everyone experiences in their life or would have imagined to experience at least once in their lives…:-D Hugs dear…

  15. Ina Says:

    Lovely, I enjoyed this very much, all 3, poem, images and music.

  16. Jennifaye Says:

    Romance at its finest. It reads like a beautiful song or dance. Truly a work of art. I love this.

  17. LifeInVerse Says:

    I never knew that words could be so gorgeous.
    As a musician (music teacher) myself, I know that this is how an adagio is supposed to feel.
    Beautiful, marvelous work.
    Would you mind if I brought this in and read it to my class? We’re studying the Barber adagio, and this perfectly animates how it is supposed to ooze with passion.

  18. C.L. Sostarich Says:

    Lots of great imagery to enjoy here, thank you!

  19. A.B. Thomas Says:

    Beautiful flow and almost glaring in its barity of it all….

  20. Cherlyn Says:

    Sorry for the late comment – I saw the video on facebook but my comment wasn’t going up. I love this – this is definitely one of my favourites from you. It’s sensual, and there’s a longing to it, and it just flows with such an ease. I love this line in particular: “a humid fantasy, as if you are next to me or at least your shadow”. Love this! Thank you for sharing!

  21. The Noiseless Cuckooclock Says:

    steaming beauty at one single post, perfectly done poetry.


  22. dragonkatet Says:

    I had a copy, once, of Gibran’s “The Prophet”, given to me by a dear friend. She said that she was passing it along to me because his wisdom needed to be shared with as many people as possible. In turn, I passed the copy along to another friend. This poem is incredible, Blaga. You have a way of weaving such beautiful images together with feelings and emotions, perfectly captured. You are definitely an expert at capturing moments in time! This is probably one of my favorites of all you have posted so far. You just keep getting better and better! :)

  23. *The October Night* « Eclipse Of The Moon Says:

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  24. Charles Says:

    This was absolutely the best poem I’ve read in a long, long time. I wasn’t sure anyone could write like this anymore. I wish I could write like this. I’m used to seeing all these free-style poems with absolutely no passion in them, and yet you just put every poet I know in the backseat. You were in the zone, and you really put it out there so passionately and shamelessly beautiful. This is so inspiring, I just want to scrap everything I’ve ever written and start over again. Simply amazing.

  25. brian miller Says:

    nice..i love how the music plays through out each of the verses…i feel the feelings behind each line as i read and the dance reference at the end…nice…

  26. wolfsrosebud Says:

    like a river under a melting snow… beautiful

  27. Sheila Moore Says:

    Lovely and this in particular was exquisite :
    burgundy music
    stirred in white roses

  28. Victoria Says:

    There are so many lines in this poem that I would love to reach in, steal and run away with. Especially liked the blurs out of a Persian poet’s mind that made me think of Rumi.

  29. Pat Hatt Says:

    True beauty in your piece, the music just plays in it through and through, nicely done.

  30. Mohana Says:

    Beautiful, romantic poetry!

  31. hedgewitch Says:

    Too many beautiful lines to quote back at you–I’d be pasting the entire poem. you bring not just a taste, but a banquet of emotion and allusion and life here. An exceptionally fine poem, and my very great pleasure to read.

  32. Shashi (@VerseEveryDay) Says:

    Dear Blaga

    I love Rumi and that quote has special meaning to me…. i enjoyed reading the verse a lot… its so perfectly said in these wonderful line…

    ‘the feeling of togetherness
    almost reaching out an altar,’

    thanks for sharing…

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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