Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My First Translation

You've been warned.


Silence
Dmitry Merejkovski

How often I’ve wished to declare my love,
But I don’t know how to say anything at all.
I only thrill suddenly, strive forward... and stay silent:
As it were, ashamed--I don’t dare say a thing.

Your living soul is so close to me.
Like everything mysterious, like everything uncommon,
That all too frightening divine secret
Love seems to me to speak of it.

In us the better feelings, embarrassed and voiceless,
And all that is holy is declared by silence:
While glistening waves racket on the surface
The sea deep keeps its silence.

2 comments:

Special K said...

I read this a few days ago actually, and it's lovely..

mlh said...

Shucks, that's so kind of you!