japonisme: sunrise

06 February 2007

sunrise

Sunrise, sunset


(Tevye)
Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?

(Golde)
I don't remember growing older
When did they?

(Tevye)
When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he get to be so tall?

(Golde)
Wasn't it yesterday
When they were small?

(Men)
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze

(Women)
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears

(Tevye)
What words of wisdom can I give them?
How can I help to ease their way?

(Tevye)
Now they must learn from one another
Day by day

(Perchik)
They look so natural together


(Hodel)
Just like two newlyweds should be

(Perchik & Hodel)
Is there a canopy in store for me?






(All)
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears


(from fiddler on the roof, of course, by jerry bock and sheldon harnick.)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Your entries are inspiring.

09 February, 2007 09:34  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you

i think we must be on a similar wavelength cause yours are to me as well

09 February, 2007 10:40  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

I am enchanted with the flute player painting because I play the flute. Do you happen to know if it is available for purchase as a print/poster?

12 February, 2007 10:30  

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