May 5th, 2008

poetry, exceptindreams

195: Con Los Ojos Cerrados

“Con Los Ojos Cerrados”
Octavio Paz

Con los ojos cerrados
te iluminas por dentro
eres la piedra ciega

Noche a noche te labro
con los ojos cerrados
eres la piedra franca

Nos volvemos inmensos
solo por conocernos
con los ojos cerrados

translated into English:

“With Eyes Closed”

With eyes closed
you light up within
you are blind stone

Night after night I carve you
with eyes closed
you are frank stone

We have become enormous
just knowing each other
with eyes closed