Let’s kiss into the shadows of the Pala D’Oro
Full moons are bathing Venice into gold
The door of the Basilica was opened
The tale of the Byzantine’s refinement told.
Let’s kiss into the sound of Adriatic waters
And ride Venetian horses built in stone
Let’s change the end of Thomas Mann’s novella
Erasing Death in Venice with our kiss’ cyclone.
Let our kisses be transformed in sparkling chandeliers
Made of Murano glass suspended on the ceilings
Of all the souls who cried in Venice
Unknown, rejected, wounded in their feelings.
Most of you will recognize the work of Gustav Klimt: “The Kiss”. However, the image here is a picture of a copy of his painting made entirely of Murano glass on the Island of Murano, Venice.