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FAILING & FLYING by Jack Gilbert 

 

Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew.

It's the same when love comes to an end,

or the marriage fails and people say

they knew it was a mistake, that everybody

said it would never work. That she was 

old enough to know better. But anything

worth doing is worth doing badly.

Like being there by that summer ocean

on the other side of the island while

love was fading out of her, the stars 

burning so extravagantly those nights that

anyone could tell you they would never last.

Every morning she was asleep in my bed

like a visitation, the gentleness in her

like antelope standing in the dawn mist.

Each afternoon I watched her coming back

through the hot stony field after swimming,

the sea light behind her and the huge sky

on the other side of that. Listened to her

while we ate lunch. How can they say 

the marriage failed? Like the people who

came back from Provence (when it was Provence)

and said it was pretty but the food was greasy.

I believe Icarus was not failing as he fell,

but just coming to the end of his triumph.

WILD IS THE WIND by Dimitri Tiomkin & Ned Washington 



Love me, love me, say you do
Let me fly away with you
For my love is like the wind
And wild is the wind

Give me more than one caress
Satisfy this hungriness
Let the wind blow through your heart
For wild is the wind

You touch me
I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
And with a kiss the world begins
You're Spring to me
All things to me
You're life itself

Like a leaf clings to a tree
Oh my darling cling to me
For we're creatures of the wind
And wild is the wind, the wind, the wind
Wild is my love for you

BOGIE & BACALL 



"She's a real Joe.
You'll fall in love with her like everybody else."
—Humphrey Bogart (on Lauren Bacall)

"I can only say that he changed me.
He was my teacher, my husband, my friend.
He taught me how to live."
—Lauren Bacall (on Humphrey Bogart)

CLARA & ROBERT 



"Clara has composed a series of small pieces, which show a musical and tender ingenuity such as she has never attained before. But she cannot work at it regularly, and I am often disturbed to think how many profound ideas are lost because she cannot work them out."
—Robert Schumann

"Sometimes your music really frightens me, and I wonder:
Is it really true that the creator of such things is my husband?"
—Clara Schumann

JACK & JACKIE 



"I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy
to Paris, and I have enjoyed it."
—John F. Kennedy

"I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction.
A husband lives and breathes his work all day long.
If he comes home to more table thumping,
how can the poor man ever relax?"
—Jacqueline Kennedy

JOHNNY & JUNE 



"June was my solid rock. She was always there for me.
She was my counselor, comfortor and everything else.
What a wonderful woman she was."
—Johnny Cash

"He's a very rare man, a very good man,
and I've had a good life with him.
I'm proud to be walking in the wake of Johnny's fame."
—June Carter Cash

FRIDA & DIEGO 



“Frida had become the most important fact in my life.
And would continue to be, up to the moment she died.”
—Diego Rivera

"There have been two great accidents in my life.
One was the trolley, and the other was Diego.
Diego was by far the worst."
—Frida Kahlo
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