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Oda a Afrodita

"Inmortal celeste, de ornado trono,
dolotrenzadora, Afrodita, atiende:
no atormentes mas con pesar y angustias
                                            [mi alma, señora,
sino ven aquí, si mi voz de lejos
otra vez oíste y me escuchaste
y dejando atrás la dorada casa patria viniste,
tras uncir el carro: gorriones lindos
a la negra tierra tiraban prestos
con sus fuertes alas batiendo el aire desde
                                                     [los cielos.
Y llegaron pronto, y tu, dichosa,
con divino rostro me sonreias
preguntando que me pasaba y como yo te
                                                      [llamaba
y que prefiero que en mi alma loca
me suceda ahora: “¿A quien deseas
que a tu amor yo lleve? Ay dime, Safo, ¿quien
                                                 [te hace daño?
Pues, si huyo de ti, pronto ira a buscarte;
si aceptar no quiso, dará regalos;
te amara bien pronto , si no te ama, aun sin
                                                     [quererlo”.
Ven también ahora y de amargas penas
líbrame, y otorga lo que mi alma
ver cumplido ansia, y en esta guerra se mi
                                                        [aliada.
Me parece igual a los dioses ese
hombre que ahora esta frente a ti sentado,
y tu dulce voz a tu lado escucha mientras
                                                    [le hablas
y tu amable risa; lo cual, te juro,
en mi pecho el alma saltar ha hecho:
pues te miro apenas y mis palabras ya no
                                                   [me salen

se me queda rota la lengua y, suave,
por la piel un fuego me corre al punto,
por mis ojos ya nada veo, y oigo solo un zum-
                                                               [bido,
me destila un frio sudor y enera
un temblor me apresa, y cual la paja
amarilla estoy y mi muerte siento poco ale-
                                                           [jada.
Pero todo habra que sufrirlo, incluso…

En la oscuridad..

Se ve el resplandor de tu alma sensible,
que se irradia en un amor insaciable...
En la mirada se opaca el dolor y en tus
labios se escapa el sentir de la amargura..

Pintoresca como la muerte de una rosa en invierno..
Tu arduo sufrimiento aplaca mi alma con locura siniestra,
y en donde las tenues lineas de mi cara forman,
la inolvidable curva paulatina…

Si solo comprendieras mi pervertida diversión,
en observar desde la inerte oscuridad
y verte feliz como una lombriz…

- Kurisu

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
Under my head till morning; but the rain
Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh,
Upon the glass and listen for reply,
And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain
For unremembered lads that not again
Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.
Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree,
Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,
Yet knows its bought more silent that before:
I cannot say what loves have come and gone,
I only know that summer sang in me
A little while, that in me sings no more.

- Edna St. Vincent Millay

How do I love Thee? Let me Count the Ways, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning



How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, —- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! —- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Grief, By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, Half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air Beat upward to God’s throne in loud access Of shrieking and reproach.

Full desertness, In souls as countries, lieth silent-bare Under the blanching, vertical eye-glare Of the absolute heavens. Deep-hearted man, express Grief for thy dead in silence like to death— Most like a monumental statue set In everlasting watch and moveless woe Till itself crumble to the dust beneath.

Touch it; the marble eyelids are not wet: If it could weep, it could arise and go…

On Monsieur’s Departure, by Elizabeth I, Queen of England



I grieve and dare not show my discontent;
I love, and yet am forced to seem to hate;
I do, yet dare not say I ever meant;
I seem stark mute, but inwardly do prate.
      I am, and not; I freeze and yet am burned,
      Since from myself another self I turned.

My care is like my shadow in the sun—
Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it,
Stands, and lies by me, doth what I have done;
His too familiar care doth make me rue it.
      No means I find to rid him from my breast,
      Till by the end of things it be supprest.

Some gentler passion slide into my mind,
For I am soft, and made of melting snow;
Or be more cruel, Love, and so be kind.
Let me or float or sink, be high or low;
      Or let me live with some more sweet content,
      Or die, and so forget what love e’er meant.

thepoeticunderground:

"My Message in a Bottle"
May 10th.
Drawing by my wonderfully talented sister

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thepoeticunderground:

"My Message in a Bottle"

May 10th.

Drawing by my wonderfully talented sister

egyptianfromvienna:

Egyptian Arabic. Requested.Pronounciation: Ana za-maan ha-beyt.

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egyptianfromvienna:

Egyptian Arabic. Requested.
Pronounciation: Ana za-maan ha-beyt.

aladwanivip:

Photo by Chris Rivera

Black as night, the blood that runs through that man’s veins. Cold and mangled the putrid black tar runs straight through the obtuse grid. Slowly pouring into the mangled mess he calls a heart. Knowing once the warmth that now minutely sparks the small flame of life. The spark of something he once knew, the yearning of those feelings, of love. - Kurisu

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aladwanivip:

Photo by Chris Rivera

Black as night, the blood that runs through that man’s veins. Cold and mangled the putrid black tar runs straight through the obtuse grid. Slowly pouring into the mangled mess he calls a heart. Knowing once the warmth that now minutely sparks the small flame of life. The spark of something he once knew, the yearning of those feelings, of love. - Kurisu

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