Morning (beings): March 2015

Morning (beings): March 2015

Morning (beings): March 2015

"It's marvelous to wake up together" (Elizabeth Bishop)

It's marvelous to wake up together
At the same minute; marvelous to hear
The rain begin all over the roof,
To feel the air suddenly clear
As if electricity had passed through it From a black mesh of wires in the sky. All over the roof the rain hisses,
And below, the light falling of kisses.

An electrical storm is coming or moving away,
It is the prickling air that wakes us up. If the lightning struck the house now, it would run
From the four blue china balls on the top
Down the roof and the rods all around us,

Photos of the day - things could change equally easily,
Since they always warn us there must be these black
Electrical wires dangling. Without surprise
The world could change to something quite different,
As the air changes or the lightning without our blinking,
Change our kisses are changing without our thinking.

" It's wonderful to wake up together "

Morning (beings): March 2015
Morning (beings): March 2015

It's wonderful to wake up together
In the same minute; wonderful to hear
The rain suddenly starting to crackle on the roof,
Feel the air suddenly clear
As if trampled by electricity
In a black network of wires in the sky.
On the roof, the Rain falls, drumming,
Down below, soft kisses fall.

A storm is coming or going,
It's the heavy air that awakens us. home now, would come down
From the four blue porcelain balls high up,
Spreading the roof and the lightning rods around us,
And we dreamed dreamers,
That the whole house, a cage of electricity, would be very nice, and nothing nasty.

BISHOP, Elizabeth. Selected poems by Elizabeth Bishop . Selection, translation and introductory texts by Paulo Henriques Britto. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2012.

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