The Parallel Body // Corps Parallèles : Poem 36

if I was to call you by your name
you who are both rock and gull both wave and sun


if I were to call for you here in the blue
I would expect the blueness of the sea to caress my face
I would hope to feel the waves on my naked body


if I was to call your name
I would cry in vain for an echo

si je devais t’appeler par ton nom
toi qui es à la fois roc et mouette vague et soleil


si je devais t’appeler ici dans le bleu
je m’attendrais à ce que le bleu de la mer caresse mon visage
j’espérerais sentir les vagues sur mon corps nu


si je devais appeler ton nom
en vain je pleurerais ton écho

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Hala Hoagland (Tuesday, 29 July 2014 22:47)

    beautiful and resonating lines, may the power of the parallel body always be yours

  • #2

    Efren Watwood (Thursday, 02 February 2017 21:26)

    This text is priceless. Where can I find out more?