Saturday, April 28, 2007

Little One, In Whispers...

If it’s a ray, if it’s light,
that’s only because
the whisper and chatter of lovers
strengthen and warm it.

And I want to tell you
that I’m whispering,
I’m giving you the ray,
little one, in whispers.


~ Text: from Selected Poems of Osip Mandelshtam translated by Clarence Brown

~ Image: Vittore Carpaccio