domenica 11 aprile 2010

black sea

one clear night while the others slept, I climbed
the stairs to the roof of the house and under a sky
strewn with stars I gazed at the sea, at the spread of it,
the rolling crests of it raked by the wind, becoming
like bits of lace tossed in the air. I stood in the long,
whispering night, waiting for something, a sign, the approach
of a distant light, and I imagined you coming closer,
the dark waves of your hair mingling with the sea,
and the dark became desire, and desire the arriving light.
the nearness, the momentary warmth of you as I stood
on that lonely height watching the slow swell of the sea
break on the shore and turn briefly into glass and disappear...
why did I believe you would come of nowhere? why with all
that the world offers would you come only because I was here?

mark strand
[man and camel]

1 commento:

  1. Ma quelle immagini sono così definite e perfette, con colori squillanti, spiegano tanto bene tutto, calzano a pennello tutti gli attori, sono tanto finalmente opportune... Come fanno a non essere vere??
    No, Hegel. Au revoir.

    "Troppo cerebrale per capire che si può star
    bene senza complicare il pane
    ci si spalma sopra un bel giretto di parole vuote ma doppiate"