Us and the Earth

Posted: November 23, 2013 in Poems in English
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So many Stars fall tonight.
The devil of night seems to hold the Earth in his hands
and blows in a tinder

to light it sizzling.
Tonight, when so many
stars fall, your young witch
body burns in my arms
like in the flames of a pyre.

I extend my arms like fire blazes,
to melt the snow of your naked shoulders
and to drink, to consume with hunger,
your strength, blood, pride, your spring, everything.

At dawn, as the day will light up the night,
when the ashes of night would be taken away
by a wind towards sunset;
at dawn, I would like us to be
the ashes,

too, us and – the earth.

—Lucian Blaga—

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