Sunday, May 31, 2015

Poem of the Week: 25th Anniversary

  Don't Go Far Off

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?

4 comments:

Queen of Carrots said...

That's lovely. Congratulations.

Wendy said...

Thank you!

Irene Dias said...

Proud to say...I was honored to make part of that beautiful day! I still remember your song and whenever I hear it I always think of the two of you..."in your eyes". May you celebrate many many more. Much love to both and the family

Irene Dias said...

Proud to say...I was honored to make part of that beautiful day! I still remember your song and whenever I hear it I always think of the two of you..."in your eyes". May you celebrate many many more. Much love to both and the family