Sunday, December 7, 2008

TODAY'S FLOWERS SUNDAY # 06

«Girl With a Watering Can» (1876), by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), one of my favourite impressionist artists. A contribution to [Today's Flowers Sunday]!...
And now here goes the best translation I could do of the lyrics of the first song now playing at Rádio Atlântico Azul, «Encosta-te a mim» («Cuddle up to me»), as per Mary Beth's special request:
«Cuddle up to me, we have already lived a hundred thousand years. Cuddle up to me, maybe I am overreacting. Cuddle up to me, kick away your disillusions, do not want to see who I am not, let me arrive. Arrived from war, I did everything to survive in the name of Earth, basically to deserve you. Please receive me well, do not disenchant my steps. Make me your hero, I do not want to fall asleep. Everything I saw, I am sharing with you. What I did not live, I will invent it with you. I know that I do not know, sometimes, how to understand the look in your eyes, but I want you well, cuddle up to me. Cuddle up to me, we get insane with each other so many times. Neighbour of mine, let your backyard be mine. Receive this dove that is not loaded, was bought, was stolen, whatever. I come from nothing, because I bulldozed what I did not want on behalf of the road, where I just want to be happy. Cuddle up to me, go disarm the burned flower, go kiss the bomb-man, I want to fall asleep. Everything that I saw, I am sharing with you. What I have not lived, one day I will invent it with you. I know that I do not know, sometimes , how to understand the look in your eyes, but I want you well, cuddle up to me

20 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I too like Renoir and 'Girl with Watering Can' is very sweet.
I like the words of the song---Yes indeed!! Cuddle up to me---hey I need some one to cuddle up to. MB

Sailor Girl said...

Dear MB! I would lend Kuka Girl for you to cuddle up to, but you have horses, ponies, dogs and cats!!! LOOL!!!
Please do never forget that we've got sunshine, we've got music, we've got blogger friends, who can ask for anything more???? LOOL!

Now seriously: you can cuddle up to Atlântico Azul whenever you like!!!! You're a great Friend!!!!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Sailor Girl

Fantastic idea!
TODAY'S FLOWERS has a Renoir flower!!!

Luiz, Denise & Pupo - TF Team

Yen said...

This is beautiful! And I love the translation! thanks for stopping by too :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Adore Renoir's impressionist work! It always seems to have an extra, magical glowing light!

guild-rez said...

Wonderful picture!
Yes, Poinsettia look wonderful in groups.
-Cheers.

Naturegirl said...

I wonder if this child is daughter of my favorite impressionist artist..Monet...I did several posts in November about visiting his garden in Giverny!
I do like this particular painting by Renoir!

RuneE said...

Since I have three daughters I can readily understand how that fits in!

Reader Wil said...

I've always loved that picture! And the poem is very appropriate.

Small City Scenes said...

Hi, I looked up the Tagus River Flamingos and they are beautiful. I have never seen anything like them. You should post a pic or maybe I will. gorgeous. Thanks for the message. MB

Leora said...

Love Renoir. You'll have to come to Wash. DC to see it in person. I'm glad Americans bought all these great impressionist paintings. My daughter says it's very pretty.

Natural Moments said...

This painting brings a very nice sense of Pleasantness to the World.

Gata Verde said...

I love Renoir!!

beijinhos

Denise BC said...

Olá, Bela postagem
A criatividade é muito importante, gostei muito da obra.
Abraços, Denise

babooshka said...

I adore this image and the artist.

PlantBuddy said...

Oh, she's just so cute and I think she is holding a daisy flower in her hand. What do you think?

Lizete Vicari said...

Que linda escolha!
Vim agradecer suas gentís palavras!
Quem sabe um dia podemos tomar um vinho juntas? Um beijo. lili

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very nice i like that. thanks for stopping in Love the song as well

fishing guy said...

SG: What a neat look at the painting from history. 130 years and still a classic.

ramblingwoods said...

Very sweet...