Monday, November 15, 2010

The Sweet Dream of Dulcinea

"I have dreamed thee too long,
never seen thee or touched thee,
but known thee with all of my heart.
Half a prayer, half a song,
thou hast always been with me,
though we have been always apart.

Dulcinea! Dulcinea! I see heaven when I see thee, Dulcinea!
And thy name is like a prayer an angel whispers, Dulcinea, Dulcinea!

If I reach out to thee,
do not tremble and shrink
from the touch of my hand on thy head,
Let my fingers but see
thou art warm and alive
And no phantom to fade in the air.

Dulcinea! Dulcinea! I have sought thee, sung thee, dreamed thee, Dulcinea!
Now I've found thee and the World shall know thy glory, Dulcinea, Dulcinea!"

This is one of my favorite love songs, although I prefer listening to it; the melody really captures the feeling of the song. The dream of one's true love is one that I think gives us all hope and comfort. I think we can find Dulcinea in anyone, as illustrated in the story of Don Quixote. We can and will find our true love, if we look and live for it.

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