Tuesday, November 13, 2007

She Asked You

A girl asked you: What is poetry?
You wanted to say to her: You are too, ah yes, you are
and that in fear and wonder,
which prove the miracle,
I'm jealous of your beauty's ripeness,
and because I can't kiss you nor sleep with you,
and because I have nothing and whoever has nothing to give
must sing...

But you didn't say it, you were silent
and she didn't hear the song.

Vladimir Holan

2 comments:

Chris O said...

Beautiful! And if I'm not mistaken, is that Scarlet Johansson?

Coffee Tambourine said...

Yep! (btw)