November 5, 2010

The Last Day, lyrics by Adrian Paunescu

Adrian Paunescu  was born on July 20, 1943 in Copaceni, Balti County, today part of the Republic of Moldova. He has died at 7.15 this morning, on November 5, 2010, at the age of 67 in Bucharest and with his death, The Romanian people were left spiritually poorer. He was and will remain known as one of the most known Romanian contemporary poet, his verses being deeply engraved in the soul of the Romanians. He spent his childhood in Bârca, Dolj County and studied Philology at the University of Bucharest. He was very prolific poet and writer and during his life he helped many generations of young artists.

He was founder of "The Flame Literary Circle / Cenaclul Flacara", "Still, the Love Literary Circle / Si totusi, iubirea" and in the last period "www.AdrianPaunescu.ro" - virtual newspaper for the new generations of poets and writers.
He wrote more than 50 books in his life, some volume being: " Ultrafeelings / Ultrasentimente" "Death's post cards/ Cartile postale ale mortii" "I'm a free man / Sunt un om liber" " The book of the poetry books/ Cartea cartilor de poezie" " Prayer for  parents / Ruga pentru parinti" "Still alive / Inca viu".

Adrian Paunescu
Photo courtesy  of Adrian Paunescu virtual newspaper

Good night, forever!
We can not defeat the death, rest and have a good journey to Heaven!
Your lyrics will be a Romanian torch forever.

The Last Day
Lyrics by Adrian Paunescu,
Thank you to LonelyMoonRise for the translation in English and for videoclip

If you will like, this last day,
Let 's to live it beautifully
let's go to the mountains, where there are no bridges
Where even eagles walk
Let's sleep less, and have some wine
With anesthesia of cabernet
I would listen to you and you would be more silent
Let's remember our life
          re:What it was, it was What will be , will be Here is the last day
After so long I can not change
You still have to know me
And in the last hour of the day to end
we both weep like fools
Maybe I am naive, but I still keep you
In my ancient feeling
our play for two, will have then
a late, futile happy ending
          re: What it was, it was What will be , will be Here is last day
We always lie, one of us - you or me
has in hand the last trump
I'll belong to sufferers, muttering to mirrors
In farewell, farewell to you
not hear birds of south anymore
A polar current impenetrable
As a sad halo,
I tell you again
In farewell, farewell to you

Ultima zi
versuri Adrian Paunescu

Daca vei voi, cea din urma zi
S-o traim macar pe ea frumos
Sa plecam in munti, unde nu sunt punti
Unde merg si vulturii pe jos
Sa dormim putin, s-avem niste vin
Cu anestezii de cabernet
Eu sa te ascult si tu sa taci mult
Sa ne depanam viata-ncet
          R: Ce a fost, a fost, Ce va fi, va fi, Uite c-a venit, Ultima zi
Dup-atata timp nu pot sa ma schimb
Totusi trebuia sa ma cunosti
Si la cap de zi, pentru a sfarsi
Plangem amandoi ca niste prosti
Poate ca-s naiv, dar te mai cultiv
In antichitati de sentiment
Piesa noastra-n doi va avea apoi
Un tarziu, zadarnic happy end
          R: Ce a fost, a fost, Ce va fi, va fi, Uite c-a venit, Ultima zi
Eram numai noi, zilnic numai doi
Drum nici inainte, nici-napoi
Cum s-a intamplat de s-a adunat
Si e toata lumea intre noi
Rani atatea am ca un cal in ham
Care trage greu un car de spini
Si-am sa merg la targ si-am sa-mi vand cu sarg
Toate ranile la cabotini
          R: Ce a fost, a fost, Ce va fi, va fi, Uite c-a venit, Ultima zi
Ne mintim mereu, unul - tu sau eu
Are-n mana ultimul atu
Trec la suferinzi, murumur in oglinzi
La adio, la adio tu
Nu se mai aud pasari de la sud
Un curent polar nestrabatut
Ca-ntr-un trist halou iti rostesc din nou
La adio, la adio tu

2 comments:

Christine Forest, M.D. said...

It is very sad indeed that he passed away. As many of his poems became popular songs, I remember dancing between the seats at his shows. He was a great literary talent and a very progressive mind. I am saddened by this loss for the Romanian culture. I hope that other Romanian poets will take up the torch of talent, creativity and social activism.
Thank you for your article. Really appreciate it.

rancour said...

A wonderful tribute to a great poet and cultural icon. my mother PMed me news of his passing this morning. RIP