October 19th, 2005

dream

Sonnet - by Neil Gaiman

I don’t think that I’ve been in love as such,
Although I liked a few folk pretty well.
Love must be vaster than my smiles or touch,
For brave men died and empires rose and fell
For love: girls followed boys to foreign lands
And men have followed women into Hell.

In plays and poems someone understands
There’s something makes us more than blood and bone
And more than biological demands...
For me, love’s like the wind, unseen, unknown.
I see the trees are bending where it’s been,
I know that it leaves wreckage where it’s blown.
I really don’t know what “I love you” means.
I think it means “Don’t leave me here alone.”

On the CD, the arrangement was done by Chris Ewen. L&M call it "Dark Sonnet" but Neil never bothered calling it anything but Sonnet. The song can be downloaded from http://www.lorraineamalena.com/