Saturday, October 18, 2014

Moi et la mer///Me and the sea by Gys

Moi et la mer !
Ai-je connu de meilleurs moments
Que ceux passés sur ce fin sable blanc
Allongée, à regarder en l’air,
Perdue dans mes pensées d’hier
Qu’aucun mouvement alentour
Ne peut détourner de l’amour
Qui m’enveloppe encore toute entière.
Dans la nuit qui commence maintenant à tomber
Je n’entends que les flots
Qui chassent mes sanglots
Avant de s’écraser sur ces nombreux rochers.
La mer ! Mon havre de paix
Qui de son écume lèche les plaies
Par son ressac, apaise mon cœur
L’ouvrant ainsi à ce bonheur.
Me and the sea!
Have I seen better times
Those made on that fine white sand
Lying to look upwards,
Lost in my thoughts from yesterday
No movement around
Can turn away from love
Who envelops me whole again.
In the night which now begins to fall
I only hear the waves
Dispelling my sobs
Before crashing into the many rocks.
The sea! My haven of peace
Which with its foam licks wounds
By its surf soothes my heart
opening that way to this happiness.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Stay by Ingeborg Bachmann

Now the journey is ending,
the wind is losing heart.
Into your hands it's falling,
a rickety house of cards.

The cards are backed with pictures
displaying all the world.
You've stacked up all the images
and shuffled them with words.

And how profound the playing
that once again begins!
Stay, the card you're drawing
is the only world you'll win. 

I Step Outside Myself by Ingeborg Bachmann

I step outside
myself, out of my eyes,
hands, mouth, outside
of myself I
step, a bundle
of goodness and godliness
that must make good
this devilry
that has happened.