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Weep, Weep Within Me, Darling

Music: The Art of the Fugue, Contrapunctus 7.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by
David Grossman.

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Weep, weep within me, darling. There's release
In tears, in sorrow, in love that brings such pain.
You live inside of me, so rest in peace.

I know that like a sea you cannot cease
To crash against my heart, again, again.
Weep, weep within me, darling. There's release

From all the cruelty of your short lease,
The unimagined hell of the self-slain.
You live inside of me, so rest in peace.

I was cut off from you and could not piece
Together what had driven you insane.
Weep, weep within me, darling. There's release

In knowing that your love, like magic fleece,
Will warm me through the winters that remain.
You live inside of me, so rest in peace.

My love for you, dear mother, will increase
As more and more I will your will reclaim.
Weep, weep within me, darling: there's release.
You live inside of me, so rest in peace.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon


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