Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Boy and a Girl

A Boy and a Girl

Stretched out on the grass
a boy and a girl.
Savoring their oranges,
giving their kisses like waves exchanging foam. 
Stretched out on the beach,
a boy and a girl.
Savoring their limes,
giving their kisses like clouds exchanging foam. 
Stretched out underground,
a boy and a girl.
Saying nothing, never kissing,
giving silence for silence. 
Octavio Paz, 1914-1998
(Translated by Muriel Rukeyser)
Isn't it just beautiful? Both the poem and the music?