Dream Song #4

Dream Song #4 is one of the more famous songs. Henry is eating alone in a restaurant, lusting after someone else's wife. She is only one table away but "She might as well be on Mars." #4 is really sad and very funny at the same time.

After catching her eye a few times, and then pushing down his desires, in one turn of phrase we get funny and sad:

'You are the hottest one for years of night
Henry's dazed eyes
have enjoyed, Brilliance.' I advanced upon
(despairing) my spumoni.

"the hottest one" is a funny and immature way to describe someone.

"years of night" is a crushingly sad phrase.

Somehow, the nickname he gives the woman - "Brilliance" - seems very touching but comes off as sad.

And then - Despairingly advancing upon spumoni is very funny.

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