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Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond
Any experience, your eyes have their silence
In your most frail gesture are things which enclose me
Or which I cannot touch because they are too near

Your slightest look easily will unclose me
Though I have closed myself as fingers
You open always petal by petal myself as spring opens
Touching skillfully, mysteriously her first rose

Or if your wish be to close me, I and
My life will shut very beautifully, suddenly
As when the heart of this flower imagines
The snow carefully everywhere descending

Nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
The power of your intense fragility, whose texture
Compels me with the colour of its countries,
Rendering death and forever with each breathing

I do not know what it is about you that closes
And opens only something in me understands
The voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses
Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

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    General Commentthe lyrics of this song are from the poem somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond by e.e. cummings
    poopewon December 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnd the last verse was used as a title for the opening and closing tracks of following album "Somewhere at the bottom of the river [...]".
    ale5875on April 12, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI have a question, this song is related to La Dispute's two other songs "Such Small Hands" and "Nobody, Not Even the Rain"
    But I don't get the connection between this one and those two songs
    Can someone explain please?
    SPotteron October 29, 2012   Link

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