Sapardi Djoko Damono

(1940 / Surakarta, Central Java)

I Want - Poem by Sapardi Djoko Damono

I want to love you simply in words not spoken:
Tinder to the flame which transforms it to ash
I want to love you simply in signs not expressed:
Clouds to the rain which make them evanesce

English version by John H. Mc Glynn

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, January 25, 2016

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