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When an Angel breaks her Silence


When an Angel breaks her Silence


When the frosty nights set in
and the stars quiver in the sky
you must ride along the wall
until you have left the city
and follow the usual road for a bit
but then ride away from the demarcated zones

ride out and leave your horse in a place
where the grass grows high
and the late flowers
make you see everything
from the stamen
out through the petals

go the last part
on foot
and when you come to the steps
try a dance
write your name in sand
and become invulnerable

the entrance is here
free the internal songs:
draw a bird
with the tip of your tongue
across my body.

When an Angel breaks her Silence 1981, translated by Roger Greenwald