January moon

January moon

Anonymous moon
           half-moon
globe of dust
           and dreams
and measurement
           of my life

Sleepless moon
           empty of promise
empty of time
           empty of love

Tunes played
           on a fractured harp
amid the mist
           and at times frost

But for your breath
           I would be cold stone
But for your palpable breath
           I would not be

John Lyons


Januar Mond

Anonymer Mond
            Halbmond
Kugel aus Staub 
          und Träumen
und Messung
            meines Lebens

Schlafloser Mond
            leer von Versprechen
zeitlos
            leer von Liebe

Melodien gespielt
            auf einer gebrochenen Harfe
inmitten des Nebels
            und manchmal Frost

Ohne deinen Atem
            wäre ich ein kalter Stein
Ohne deinen fühlbaren Atem
            ich würde nicht sein

(German version by John Lyons)

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