The ascension of words
Poems by Nichita Stănescu about Light, Self-Control, Hunger, Memory, Air, Being, Blood, Heart, Day, Love
The ascension of wordsThus, like the skin
of a shorn ewe, the day rises.
It is difficult to skin the self from a stone.
It is difficult to skin memory from a Greek.
But why should we talk about these!
light too has a skin,
light too can be skinned...
light too is guilty of being.
A gust of fresh air
comes with the millenium.
We are beautiful;
why should we not be beautiful?
We eat one another
only from hunger,
It doesn't matter.
We are what we are,
that is, beautiful.
I carry my ever still blood
in my heart.
I carry my ever salt tear
in my eye.
I carry the angel in the middle of heaven.
Poems by Nichita Stănescu about light, self-control, hunger, memory, air, being, blood, heart, day, love.
From the book "Bas-Relief with Heroes"english translation by Thomas Carlson and Vasile Poenaru.