The Moon Breathes


Igor Iofe & Thomas Nakas | Trumpet & Piano, Lyrics by Mario Savioni April 26, 9:55PM, 2022

Today, the moon breathes.
I implore you to explore you
Under the night air,
Through the garden, where
Eden wanders,
Damp and slightly cold.

You might find him enchanting,
Even willing.

I beg you whisper.
Draw your clothes
Across his hand.
Tell him you find him compelling.
Tell him you would be amenable:
Start the dance.

Even two people, who are not perfect
Can be friends
Friends for a while
And then lovers
But only if you both have grown.

Don’t waste his time if you are not ready.
You cannot also expect him to be ready.
People make decisions.
They have to make them alone.
They have to keep making them too.
I speak of my girlfriend,
As to protecting her heart.
That is my job as a lover.
I am the keeper of her joy.

No one is tied to another.
It is just that you have to try.

Love is an action,
A series of protections.
It means to keep yourself out of the way.
It is you who are learning,
By loving someone other than you.

A woman can do that,
A man can too.
My girlfriend teaches me to love.
She shows me how to grow.


  1. Beautiful and inspiring, Mario. So glad to see you back on WordPress. I love the musicality of your poetical lyrics and the message in words. A most wonderful tribute to love. Everything combines here: Igor’s and Thomas’s music, your singing and poetry. However, my favorite singing of yours remains Sorrowful. Keep delighting us with your artistic and literary creations. Yay!

  2. You are so kind, Marta. I loved the music so much, words came to me, and they apparently made sense. I just wrote down what came to me. It is an exciting process. I am glad you like Sorrowful. This one was hard for me to harmonize, and maybe I was not doing an excellent job. I am so happy that you said, “Everything combines.” I finally just settled on it.

    • I honestly think this time your written word is a better achievement than your singing. But this is my personal opinion. That is why I mentioned Sorrowful where your voice is simply excellent. Both my mother and I love it. However, that always happens with any artist, singer-song writer, painter, musician, writer, etc. Waiting for more cereations. Stay safe and big hugs from my mother, Sergi and I.

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