Sunday, April 29, 2007

Eyes wide shut

He passed by with another;
I saw him pass by
The wind ever sweet
and the path full of peace
And these eyes of mine, wretched,
saw him pass by!

He goes loving another
over the earth in bloom
The hawthorn is flowering
and a song wafts by
He goes loving another
over the earth in bloom!

He kissed the other
by the shores of the sea
The orangeblossom moon
skimmed over the waves
And my heart's blood did not taint
the expanse of the sea!

He will go with another
through eternity
Sweet skies will shine.
(God wills to keep silent)
And he will go with another
through eternity!

- Gabriela Mistral, 'Ballad'

Posted by June and Norma at 4:14 AM |