quarta-feira, 1 de junho de 2011

I heard of a man

I heard of a man
who says words so beautifully
that if he only speaks their name
women give themselves to him.

If I am dumb beside your body
while silence blossoms like tumors on our lips.
it is because I hear a man climb stairs and clear his throat

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn[outside the door.

Leonard Cohen, «I heard of a man», Let Us Compare Mythologies (1956)