Two songs of silence

Two songs of silence

Listen how silence
Suddenly descends
For our love

Horizontally. . .

Believe only in love
    And in nothing else
Hush; listen to the silence
    That speaks to us
Most intimately; listen calmly
    My dear as love
Strips the petals of silence
    One by one. . .

Leave words to poetry. . .

Vinicius de Moraes, Oxford 1939


translation by John Lyons


 

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