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STREET POETRY:DELUSION ANGEL

Before Sunrise, the 1995 movie starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, takes romance to heights of cool that chick flicks can never reach. In other words, guys will love it too.  Written and directed by Richard Linklater, the film packs more passion and adventure into a one night love affair between Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) than many people experience in a lifetime and should be required viewing for all relationships.  The dialogue is considered some of the finest ever and is fueled with a youthful energy that Linklater also utilizes in the equally brilliant, Dazed and Confused.

David Jewell wrote a poem for the film called Delusion Angel that is as hip as it is beautiful. The first few lines are especially stunning and is romantic writing at its finest. In the movie, the poem is written for Jesse and Celine by a man offering to write them something in exchange for a donation and a word that he will incorporate into the poem.  The word they choose is milkshakes.

Delusion Angel

Daydream delusion,
limousine eyelash,
oh, baby with your pretty face,

drop a tear in my wineglass,                                                            
look at those big eyes,
see what you mean to me,                                                                                        
sweet cakes and milkshakes,
I am a delusioned angel,
I am a fantasy parade,
I want you to know what I think,
dont want you to guess anymore,
you have no idea where I came from,
we have no idea where we’re going,
launched in life,
like branches in the river,
flowing downstream,
caught in the current,
I’ll carry you, you’ll carry me,
that’s how it could be,
don’t you know me?
don’t you know me by now?

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                          

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Posted in Uncategorized by tattoo on January 15th, 2011 at 3:55 am.

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