Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Venus Heard Me Sigh This Song*

Fig. 1. Erika Kohut (Isabelle Huppert) - La Pianiste, 2001 (d. Michael Haneke)

Witchcraft By A Picture

I fix mine eye on thine, and there
Pity my picture burning in thine eye;
My picture drown'd in a transparent tear,
When I look lower I espy;
Hadst thou the wicked skill
By pictures made and marr'd, to kill,
How many ways mightst thou perform thy will?

But now I've drunk thy sweet salt tears,
And though thou pour more, I'll depart;
My picture vanished, vanish all fears
That I can be endamaged by that art;
Though thou retain of me
One picture more, yet that will be,
Being in thine own heart, from all malice free.

John Donne

* From The Indifferent by John Donne.

Your Ears Will Orgasm #12: Black Venus (MixPod Player)

1. Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
2. Betty Davis - Anti Love Song
3. Fiona Apple - Not About Love
4. Nouvelle Vague - This Is Not A Love Song
5. Jacques Brel - Ne Me Quitte Pas
6. Patti Smith - Everybody Hurts