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Music: Pieces en Concert -- Prelude, La Tromba, Air de Diable.
By Francois Couperin.
Performed by The Advent Chamber Orchestra at the Free Music Archive
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This week's theme: Divorce
August 14: We'll Go On, After You
August 15: Friends Go In and Out of People's Lives
August 16: Hardly a Day Goes By that I Don't Think of You
August 17: Jim Has Blue Eyes Flecked with Gold
August 18: Love Undoes Its Heritage Quite Slowly

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Love Undoes Its Heritage Quite Slowly

Love undoes its heritage quite slowly,
Spinning like a planet through its dust.
Sometimes it feels like hatred, sometimes mourning,
Sometimes pain long paralyzed by rust.

Sometimes shame of past humiliation
Wrings the heart with hands inured to toil,
And once again some drops of unspent fury
Spill upon the dry and barren soil.

Ay, me! When will it end? The seasoned sorrow
Of unforgiven trespasses of old?
No matter new love blossoming! There's somewhere
A place within untenanted and cold.

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