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We’re Given Life by Radu Ulmeanu

  We’re given life  (Ne e dat sa traim) by Radu Ulmeanu (in Romanian) translated by Claudia Moscovici  We’re given life Through the orgasm of the universe In its embrace with the abyss And the hot jet of light That … Continue reading

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Pod de Iluzii by Simona Lazar

Pod de iluzii

Aerul păstrează urmele chriştilor

pe umerii mei de alge
se sprijină fantasme indecente

şerpi totemici
înalţă pod de iluzii
între singurătăţi
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Fara Glas by Simona Lazar

Fara Glas by Simona Lazar

Mări lascive / sunete cu gesturi lente
maschează câte un colţ de stâncă
în apele joase
tomuri de sare
se lasă răsfoite de meduze

umbre scormonesc
în coşul cu lenjerie fină
al cuvintelor-curcubeu

printre emoţiile toropite
golfuri înaintează fără glas
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From A Distance

From a distance

I wish I could warm your body

With the soothing heat of my breath

And dissipate all your worries

With the softness of open hands

I wish I could show you emotion

With a single, fugitive glance

And capture your lifelong devotion

With the intimacy of my voice

I hope you can still feel my absence

In the warm trace I left on your bed

My form made room for your presence

In our memories you can find our embrace

Claudia Moscovici, from The Painful Poignancy of Desire (2007)

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Today

Today

You try to recall

Traces of your past

Idealized moments

Hazy, effervescent, soft

They fall light as dew

Upon your tired eyes

The tears I see in you

Glitter inside my heart

They give a glow to life

To youth, to days forever gone

To time itself, to our helplessness

Before its rapid fugue

An innocent kiss

The sense of wonder

The fluttering of your mind

They seem but distant visions

And figments lost in time

Yet as I dry your tears

By wiping my own eyes

I face our nostalgic mirror

With reflections about today

For I perceive so clearly

In your mesmerizing gaze

In the beauty of our present

Tomorrow’s yesterday

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Falling Leaves

Falling leaves

Leaves glittering in the sun

Fall upon me lightly, gently

A fire without warmth;

A life that is already dead.

They wink; they sparkle

Deceptively, as a palette of colors

Cheerfully sprinkles the earth

Only to be trampled upon;

To lose color and wholeness

Leaving no trace except

For the soft, inaudible, whisper

Of leaves decomposing in the night.

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Timidity

Timidity

I like the way you barely look at me sometimes,

Stealing a glance, obliquely, like a voyeur.

The way your furtive touch brushes my skin

Tantalizingly soft, withdrawing, timid.

I like the way you give yourself away

By wrapping your emotions like a gift

I open you with the slightest touch

I take you in, enfold you, breathe you.

I like the way you try to avoid our pain

By making light of it, through diversions, singing,

The way it clings to us from time to time anyway

Light as a cloud, disorienting, feeling.

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Traces of You

Traces of you

I trace the contours of your being upon the folds of life

I wrap you up into myself to stop the flight of time

I count the years and save each day we leave behind

You are the treasure I will cherish until the day I die

I see the gleam of happiness in your tired eyes

I close the blinds so only you can be my source of light

And in the dark when I’m alone I climb upon your rays

You are the sunlight I will seek until the end of my days

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Cocoon

Cocoon

Underneath the soft folds

Protected from light

Protected from sight

I awake to new life

Through closed eyes I perceive

The darkness of warmth

The contours of dream

The scent that I know

The velvet I touch

The rhythm I feel

The comfort you give

The strength that I take

From that nourishing flow

Evanescent fantasies

Condense as emotions

In a torrent of passion

With moist lips I explore

The flower that grows

From the seed of our love

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Klimt’s Women

Klimt’s women

Elongated, sinuous forms, golden leafs

Pressed between quivering lips

Caressed by the fugue of your fingertips

Kissed by the intangible touch

Of eyes filled with insatiable desire

Thousands of eager sirens can’t

Quench the thirst of your parched needs

Their elusive, tempting, slippery bodies

Glide silently into all of your dreams

As waves of emotion moisten

Only for a brief, fugitive moment

The inconsolable loneliness you feel

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