Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Poetry: Dos Cuerpos

Another poem by Octavio Paz...
another outing of bluegirl and greenboy...
Worlds collide and spring is in the air...




Dos Cuerpos
Octavio Paz


Dos cuerpos frente a frente 
son a veces dos olas y la noche es océano. 
Dos cuerpos frente a frente 
son a veces dos piedras y la noche desierto. 
Dos cuerpos frente a frente 
son a veces raíces en la noche enlazadas.
Dos cuerpos frente a frente
son a veces navajas y la noche relámpago. 
Dos cuerpos frente a frente 
son dos astros que caen en un cielo vacío.


Two Bodies

Two bodies face to face
Are at times two waves 
And the night is an ocean.
Two bodies face to face
Are sometimes two stones
And the night a desert.
Two bodies face to face
Are at times two roots
Intertwined in the night.
Two bodies face to face
Are sometimes two stilettos
And night lightening sparks.
Two bodies face to face
Are two stars who are falling
In a naked sky.

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