My Pillow gazes upon me at night
Empty as a gravestone;
I never thought it would be so bitter
To be alone,
Not to lie down asleep in your hair.
I lie alone in a silent house,
The hanging lamp darkened,
And gently stretch out my hands
To gather in yours,
And softly press my warm mouth
Toward you, and kiss myself, exhausted and weak-
Then suddenly I'm awake
And all around me the cold night grows still.
The star in the window shines clearly-
Where is your blond hair,
Where your sweet mouth?
Now I drink pain in every delight
And poison in every wine;
I never knew it would be so bitter
To be alone,
Alone, without you.
Translated by James Wright
...............this write captures the feeling of being alone....
Very interesting! And deeply moved. I really want to fall in love with such a gorgeous girl like this.
a poem of deep yearning, when one is at the fagend of life, trying to gather some happy moments.a very good write.
I knew why I loved this man, and his poetry just confirms it. A master of poetry in emotion imo, Tai
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
A beautiful love poem, well articulated and nicely brought forth with clarity of thought and mind. Very heartfelt with strong emotions.