…I loved forever.
I am so in love with this song. And when I hear it, I remember the TV series Beauty and the Beast shown during the late 80’s. And amazingly, I was already in college when I discovered that the poem narrated with the show’s theme song was actually portions of a poem by ee cummings (somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond).
So here are the song lyrics, opening credits and ee cumming’s poem. I know Valentine’s is still two months away, but I am just in love right now because of the song. 🙂
Ron Perlman’s voice, narrating:
This is where the wealthy and the powerful rule. It is her world… a world apart from mine. Her name… is Catherine. From the moment I saw her, she captured my heart with her beauty, her warmth, and her courage. I knew then, as I know now, she would change my life… forever.
Linda Hamilton’s voice, narrating:
He comes from a secret place, far below the city streets, hiding his face from strangers, safe from hate and harm. He brought me there to save my life… and now, wherever I go, he is with me, in spirit. For we have a bond stronger than friendship or love. And although we cannot be together, we will never, ever be apart.
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
The first time I loved forever was when you whispered my name.
And I knew at once you loved me for the me of who I am.
The first time I loved forever I cast all else aside.
And I bid my heart to follow, be there no more need to hide.
And if wishes and dreams are merely for children, and
if love’s a tale for fools,
I’ll live the dream with you.
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;
For all my life and forever, there’s a truth I will always know.
When my world divides and shatters, your love is where I’ll go
(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
“although we cannot be together, we will never ever be apart”