Love 27: Ne Me Quitte Pas


Musical Group, c. 1530, wood on panel.

  Callisto Piazza da Lodi, first documented 1564, died  1621, Italian (Brescia and Lodi).  Philadelphia Museum of Art




He does not care for the arrogant disbelief on your face.


Yes, she wants you to go.





Ne Me Quitte Pas

written in 1959 by Jacques Brel, 1929-1978, Belgian; and interpreted here by Nina Simone, 1933-2003, American






As above



Go away!


And he is there to whisper the words to her because French is not her first language: these are Italians.

She already told you in Italian and here you still are: looking at her in narcissistic disbelief!

And he does not care if you do not believe either in anachronism or the backward fluidity of time.





As above



The shadow of your shadow? The shadow of your hand, of your dog?

No: she may sound like she wants you to stay. But you have broken her heart!

Go away now…Go away…You are making us all mad and miserable. Can’t you see us all around her?