Friday, 11 March 2011

For ever yours, Cyrano!

Cyrano - Paint by Laura Tedeschi

The last song os Sir Cyrano (Cyrano) - Francesco Guccini

Come on all ye, come on, my paint’d ladies all
so prettie and snooty, come on, I can’t bear ye any more,
my pen it will be driven into your boundless pride
for with this brand o’ mine I can kill ye at my ease.
Come on all ye, come on, ye all paltry poetasters,
ye uselesse singers of this calamytous time
ye fools who live on your spineless verses
ye have gold and glory, yet ye are big nothings.
Enjoy your success, ye fools, get the most out of it,
ye certaynlie will not feare your sheepe-like audience,
God only knoweth where ye flee to escape taxes
so arrogant, as if ye were the tops of the class,
hearken! I’m only a poore cadet o’ gascoyne
but I swear I can’t stand those who have no dreams
I won’t be taken in your nerve and tinselries
and, to end my licence, no pardon and I touch ye,
no pardon shall ye have and I touch ye!
hearken! Let’s break it off, so come on ye alle,
ye foole rabble-rousers, the leaders of our time,
come on all canvassers and second-rate poolitickers,
you alle cruel masters of false ceremonies,
who have so often turn’d laissez-faire into art,
come on, out with the truth and don’t cheat any longer,
ye know that some one will burden all expenses
In this most bless’d land ravaged by nonsense,
I know I’m always wrong, but I don’t give a damne,
displeasing is my pleasure, I love to be hated,
with bullies and slyboots have I play’d my whole life,
and, to end my licence, no pardon and I touch ye!
No pardon shall ye have and I touch ye!
But when I am alone, with my nose down to my feet,
that walks ten yards befor’ me since I came to light,
my anger it does abate, I remember with payne
that heaven it forbade me the sweet dream of love,
How many I did love, how many I did have,
I don’t know, I lost them alle by my fault or by fate,
but when I feel the burden of always being alone,
I shut my door and write, writing’s my solace.
And yet I feel, I do feel that life’s love it exists
with no sin do I love, I am so sad yet I love,
my Roxanne she’s so fair, but, alas! we’re so diff’rent
I can’t talke with her, I'll speake with my verses!
I'll speake with my verses!
Come on all ye, vacuous people, let’s break it off right now,
Ye priestes, who sell us alle the dreame of the other world,
If there’s, as ye do say, a God in the endless heaven
then look into your heart, ye’ve betrayed him!
And ye material people, ye who never give up saying
that God is dead and man is alone in this abysme,
ye looke after your truth on the ground like swines,
ye may keepe your acornes, but please leave me my winges,
go back home, ye dwarfes, get out of my way,
for mine immense rage I need ettins and giantes,
I’ve never been caught in any reveal’d truth,
and, to end my licence, no pardon and I touch ye!
No pardon shall ye have and I touch ye!
With my nose and my brande my enemies I do touch.
But nowe in mine Life I cannot find my way,
I should not give up and resign to my badness,
thou only canst me save, thou only and I do write it.
I do feel it must be a place in heaven or on earthe,
where we any more won’t suffer and all it will be right,
don’t laugh, I beg thee, don’t laughe att my wordes,
for I am only a shadow, and thou art the sun, Roxanne!
Yet I wat thou’rt not laughing, I wat, my sweetest lady,
and I won’t hide my selfe under your balcony,
for I do feel it right now, my pain’s not been in vain
If you love me as I am,
and I remain your servant, for ever yours, Cyrano!


Maritza said...

Impactantemente bello...


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Eyeliquor 2 said...

Wow Laura!
What a great work of Art you painted!
Absolutely Grand!!
Big hug to you:-)
Sunny greetings!

AutumnLeaves said...

Perfect piece, Laura! Goes well with your words, I might add.

agnieszka ziętek said...

beautiful paint.

Tito said...

Magnifico ritratto per una magnifica canzone che non sentivo da troppo tempo. Grande Laura! Grazie.

Clint said...

What great expresion you have poured out in your painting, Laura! Beautiful!

bondearte said...

Esta não é apenas uma pintura exprecionista eu posso sentir a respiração de Cyrano:)
Guccini,esta interpretação é fantastica.
I love it.

Anonymous said...

Laura, your art is so colorful, expressive and filled with emotion! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Laura, magnifique portrait et d'une douce lucidité pour un poète lunaire et fraternel; à bientôt: thibault


Dynamite Laura, is back in town!

Bitch said...

Ah, great, Laura!
This reminds me of the very nice Italian music..
Viva L'Italia!!
Your painting of Cyrano so bello...

Thank you for this post!

Bruce Barone said...


It makes me think of the band Fairport Convention.

camino roque said...

me gusta que sea sólo la cabeza.
impacta más.

ADRIAN said...

Laura, as always a pleasure to visit.
I just can't get on with the hard consonants in Italian.
The painting I really do love.

Brian Sylvester said...



Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

Take care,

Meowlissa said...

Just amazing! But they're always amazing :)

Matt and Kathleen Brennan said...

Exquisite painting and very emotional. Love the complementary literary element.

Two Tigers said...

I love Cyrano! This is a great portrait of a great character. Many thanks.

Franz said...

Canzone stupenda,ritratto.....altrettanto!

Grande Laura! Ciao,buona serata!!

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Anonymous said... encanta, que excepcional retrato!
Laura eres una gran artista.

Julien DANIELO said...

Avere publicato la foto in grande da una forte intensità dramatica! Mi piace molto !

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like this latest piece !

mercè said...

que fuerza imprimes a tus obras...
este cyrano, vive i respira a través de tu paleta !!!
un trabajo sensacional.

SKIZO said...


artebaiao said...

Belo, forte, questionante, intenso!
Um bom abraço.

Elvi said...

Bellissimo ritratto Laura e bellissima canzone di Guccini che non conoscevo. Quanti Guccini ci vorrebbero per migliorare questa povera Italia. Un bacio Elvi

Denise Scaramai said...

Laura cara,
Adoro questo quadro!
posa, nelle espressioni, colori
esso rafforza una forza umana, e piena di sentimento!
Ho amato la 'vita' che questa foto è carico ...

Rachel said...

Liebe Laura,

das ist einfach wieder wundervoll, ohja, du bist eine große Künstlerin, eine wunderbare Malerin, du hast die Augen fürs Detail und lässt Herz und Seele mit einfließen in jedes Bild...

danke für deine Freundschaft immer wieder bin ich stolz darauf!!!

herzlichst, Rachel

carlos diez said...

Fantastico Cyrano, me gusta este retrato, muy expresivo.

Celeste Bergin said...

VERY nice painting and I enjoyed the music too

DynamiteJ said...

it's a great tribute to Francesco I think, he would be very happy to see it :)

Art with Liz said...

This is incredible Laura!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

:-) I want to thank you all for comming here and for your support

thank you!!

Michele said...

abbinamento superbo: bel ritratto, una bella canzone
ciao Michele pianetatempolibero

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...


ciao MIchele, grazie mille :-)

Stella said...

Laura, sembra vero...

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...


:-) grazie Stella

Caio Fern said...

wow Laura !!!
this is really incredible !!! really !!!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Caio Fern

thank you Caio, I'm very glad that you like this one!

Robinson said...

This is incredible Laura!