Tuesday, December 21, 2010

La Mer (The Sea)


La Mer (The Sea)
(English Translation of the Song - La Mer by Charles Trenet of France)

Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere watching for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailing

Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to her arms I'd go sailing

It's far beyond the stars
It's near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My love will be there soon

We'll meet beyond the shore
We'll kiss just like before
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailing

And never again I'll go sailing


La Mer (The Sea) - Charles Trenet (1945) - France


The Sea (A Love Poem)
Mel Avila Alarilla

Ah, the sea. So many happy memories we shared by the sea. We used to play along the shores like little children. We gathered shells and made sand castles as we weaved our dreams by the sea.


We watched the sun set by the sea and we marveled at the sea birds flying all around. And we pledged our undying love by the sands of the sea.

As long as there were sands in the sea, we swore our eternal love for each other.
Nothing could ever separate us, not even time and space.

But you have gone beyond the sea, and I am left alone to wade in the cold waters of the sea. As I watch the setting of the sun, I can feel only the emptiness and sorrow you left in my heart that nobody else can ever fill.

Yes, I am left standing alone by the sea, wandering whether you will still come back to me. The sea. How lonely is the sea. It sings a sad song of emptiness in my heart.

As I retrace my steps back to the shore, I am leaving behind a lonely pair of footprints where before there used to be two. The sea. How lonely is the sea.

It becomes now meaningless without you by my side. And I could feel hot tears of sorrow gliding down my cheeks as I try to drown the deep loneliness welling up inside my soul. The sea. How lonely is the sea.

Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Poetry/Literary/Immortal Song/Youtube

10 comments:

Dhemz said...

wow! I like this song...thanks for sharing kuya...sorry po at ngayon lang nakabalik...

musta na po kau? hope all is well..ingat po!

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

nice poem....maganda ang pagkakasulat..bilib ako..advance merry christmas and a happy new year............

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Yes, it's one of my all time favorites. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. May the Lord give you all the blessings and grace this Christmas and the coming year. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
I'm glad you are back in circulation. Welcome back to active blogging. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

Nice song Sir Mel. I love the message. Ganda din ng poem mo, parang mis na miss mo na si misis ahh. Hope youa nd your family and kids will have a wonderful Christmas kahit malayo ang asawa. Im sure she will be with you guys sa internet nga lng on Christmas.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy.
Yes, we were able to talk to her on webcam via Skype twice pa nga. But I just can't help but feel lonely during special occasions like Christmas, New Year, anniversaries and birthdays. Kaya lang talagang tiis na lang kaming lahat. I hope your Christmas celebration will be holy and merry and you are all in the best condition and with good health especially your two lovely kids. Thanks for being so nice to me and for being my friend. I will always appreciate your friendship. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Lon said...

I really liked this poem, thank you so much for sharing!

God's Blessings to you and your family this Christmas!

Lon

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lon,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family too. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Sam said...

I like the lyrics of the song.Happy new year Sir Mel. God bless you and your family always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sam,
It is one of my all time favorite songs. Happy New Year to you and your family too. Thanks for your visit and greetings. God bless you all always.

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