Lelies


LELIES, d'après la pièce Les Feluettes.
A l'écran MATTHEW MICHEL (Vallier), ARA HALICI (La comtesse de Tilly) et/and HANS PETER JANSSENS (le Vieux Simon- Old Simon.

Livret en flamand de Allard Blom
Musique de Sam Verhoeven
Mise en scène de Martin Michel
créé au Fakkel Teatre de Anvers, Belgique
par
Judas TheatreProducties

english translation of this scene by Michael Diederich


VALLIER:
I’m hoping I can capture now in ink
This feeling deep inside, this strong emotion.
It’s more than lust or passion or devotion.
But I can’t describe the way I feel or even what I think.
It’s deep inside me, locked inside a cage.
Each fiber of my being saturated
And that’s the reason why I’m dedicated
To expressing what I feel for you here on this empty page...

VALLIER: ‘My dearest Simon…’ (He crosses it out.) No. No. Dear... ‘Dear Simon... ‘ (He crosses it out again before crumpling the paper.) No. Forget the name. Just start...

VALLIER:
My love for you is my foundation
I was lost, you brought salvation.
Every word you say is temptation
Every kiss gives my existence explanation

It’s a pain that persists and just won’t leave
And though I try I simply can’t contain it.
It’s there and there’s no way I can explain it
Because it goes against what I was brought up to believe.

My love for you is my foundation
I was lost, you brought salvation.
Every word you say is temptation
Every kiss gives my existence explanation

A beat. Then VALLIER growls in frustration, ripping the letter in half. COUNTESS enters.

COUNTESS: Are you nearly finished, son?

VALLIER: Yes... No... No, not quite...

VALLIER exits. COUNTESS sees the torn letter; she holds the two halves together and reads.

COUNTESS:
My love for you is my foundation
I was lost—

COUNTESS: I knew it... He misses his father...

LELIES, d'après la pièce  Les Feluettes.
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