Byzantium – Marlene Dietrich’s Favorite Poem


My mother loved it So she said Sad eyed pearl And drop lips Glancing pierce Through writer man Spoke hushed And frailing hips Her old eyes skim Increasing lids A tear falls As she describes Approaching death With a yearning heart With pride And no despise Hot tears flow As she recounts Her favorite worded token Forgive me please For hurting so Don’t go away Heartbroken No Hot tears flow As she recounts Her favorite worded token Forgive me please For hurting so Don’t go away Heartbroken No Just wise owl tones No velvet lies Crush her velvet call Oh Marlene suffer All the fools Who write you on the wall And hold your tongue About your life Or dead hands will change the plot Will make your loving Sound like snakes Like you were never hot Hot tears flow As she recounts Her favorite worded token Forgive me please For hurting so Don’t go away Heartbroken No Hot tears flow As she recounts Her favorite worded token Forgive me please For hurting so Don’t go away Heartbroken No

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