Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)

Ricky remembers the theme to the Beauty and the Beast TV series, starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman. It aired on Channel 4 in the Philippines. Fantastic make-up job by Rick Baker on Ron Perlman, who also played Hellboy.

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
by E. E. Cummings
somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near
your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose
or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;
nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing
(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands

Lyrics by Melanie Safka

Music by Lee Holdridge

Sung by Lisa Angelle

(From “Beauty and the Beast”)

With excerpts from the poem “Somewhere I Have Never

Traveled, Gladly” by the American poet E.E. Cummings

Poem:

“Somewhere I have never traveled

Gladly beyond any experience

Your eyes have their silence

And your most frail gesture of things

Which enclose me

But which I cannot touch

Because they are too near.”

The first time I loved forever

Was when you whispered my name

And I knew at once you loved me

For the me of who I am

The first time I loved forever

I cast all else aside

And I bid my heart to follow

Be there no more need to hide

And if wishes and dreams

Are merely for children

And if love’s a tale for fools

I’ll live the dream with you

Poem:

“oh, if your words be to close me

I, my life will shut, very beautifully

Suddenly, as when the heart of this flower

Imagines the snow carefully, everywhere

descending”.

For all my life and forever

There’s a truth I will always know

When my world divides and shatters

Your love is where I’ll go

Poem:

“I do not know what it is about you that closes

and opens. Only something in me understands

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses.

Nobody, not even the rain has such small hands.”

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