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Poem XV

Option 1:

I like it when you're quiet. It's as if you weren't here now,
and you heard me from a distance, and my voice couldn't reach you.
It's as if your eyes had flown away from you, and as if
your mouth were closed because I leaned to kiss you.

Just as all living things are filled with my soul.
you emerge from all living things filled with the soul of me.
It's as if, a butterfly in dreams, you were my soul,
and as if you were the soul's word, melancholy.

I like it when you're quiet. It's as if you'd gone away now,
And you'd become the keening, the butterfly's insistence,
And you heard me from a distance and my voice didn't reach you.
It's then that what I want is to be quiet with your silence.

It's then that what I want is to speak to you your silence
in a speech as clear as lamplight, as plain as a gold ring.
You are quiet like the night, and like the night you're star-lit.
Your silences are star-like, they're a distant and a simple thing.

I like it when you're quiet. It's as if you weren't here now.
As if you were dead now, and sorrowful, and distant.
A word then is sufficient, or a smile, to make me happy,
Happy that it seems so certain that you're present.

Option 2 (audio):

I like when you are quiet because it is as though you are absent,
and you hear me from far away, and my voice does not touch you.
It looks as though your eyes had flown away
and it looks as if a kiss had sealed your mouth.

Like all things are full of my soul
You emerge from the things, full of my soul.
Dream butterfly, you seem like my soul,
and you seem like the word melancholy.

I like you when you are quiet and it is as though you are distant.
It is as though you are lamenting, butterfly in lullaby.
And you hear me from far away, and my voice does not reach you:
let me fall quiet with your own silence.

Let me also speak to you with your silence
Clear like a lamp, simple like a ring.
You are like the night, quiet and full of stars.
Your silence is of a star, so far away and simple.

I like you when you are quiet because it is as though you are absent.
Distant and full of sorrow as if you had died.
A word then, a smile is enough.
And I am happy, happy that it is not true.
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Posted: Sep 6

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Comments (2)

  • Redexonline now!
    Redex Sep 7 Northumberland, England UK
    This is so beautiful and reached a part of my heart that has been dormant for awhile.

    Thankyou for the share
  • Cachuchi
    CachuchiOP Sep 7 unknown, Canarias Spain
    You are welcome, he is one of my favs ....if I´m in the mood rolling on the floor laughing

    Glad you liked it. I´ll not post any of mine for now...
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