art: © Dimitrije Popović: 'Samson and Dalila'

Dance me to your beauty
with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic
till I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch
and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love

Let me see your beauty
when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving
like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only
know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now
dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and
dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love
we're both of us above
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children
who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains
that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now
though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty
with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic
till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand
or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love

Leonard Cohen

(1934 - 2016)

art: © Dimitrije Popovic: 'Samson and Dalila'   [ Hrvatska - Croatia ]

(1951)                                                                      

( akademski slikar - Academic Painter )                                                                   

Rodjen 1951 u Crnoj Gori. Diplomirao je na Akademiji likovne umjetnosti u  Zagrebu. Zivi i radi u Zagrebu, Hrvatska.
Born in Montenegro (1951), he graduated at the Academy in Zagreb. Live and work in Zagreb, Croatia.

Leonard Cohen
Dimitrije Popović

Opij mene plesom uz tu violinu vrelu
Plesom ubij strah, dok mir ne zaiskri na celu
Bit cu grana masline, ko grlica se propni
Plesi dok sva ljubav ne okopni
Plesi dok sva ljubav ne okopni.
Razotkrij krasotu kada nestanu svi ljudi
Gibaj svoje tijelo, moja Babilonka budi
Pokazi mi sporo, sto ne pozna oka zjena,
Plesi, dok ne prekrije nas sjena.

Vjencaj mene plesom, iz cas u cas,
Oplesi me njezno, beskraj nek proguta nas,
Je l' smo iznad ljubavi, il' ispod nje smo tek
Plesi, ljubav skoncat ce nam vijek
Plesi, ljubav skoncat ce nam vije
k

Zaplesi za dijete sto se rodit' zeli
Plesi, dok od poljupca obraz ne pobijeli
Satkaj sator-skloniste i kad niti nema
Plesi i kad ljubav bude nijema.

Opij mene plesom uz tu violinu vrelu
Plesom ubij strah, dok mir ne zaiskri na celu
Takni me rukavicom, il' golom rukom sredi,
Plesi dok nam ljubav ne izblijedi
Plesi dok nam ljubav ne izblijedi
Plesi dok nam ljubav ne izblijedi

©  Plesi dok sva ljubav ne okopn   prepjevao:   Drazen Dragovic,   2005.

"Poetry is just the evidence of life.
 If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash."

                                               Leonard Cohen

"Poezija je samo trag zivota.
Plamti li tvoj zivot, poezija je samo pepeo plamteceg zara."

Leonard Cohen