The Rose And The Sword

How does love appear,
And from where does it come,
And how does love always know
Where I live?

Is that the glow of your eyes,
Or is it the flame
Of two burning doves?
Are your eyes a river of fire,
Or are they a river of songs?

Oh, my beloved
How you make day out of my night,
And how you turn this earth into a carnival

Is that the glow of your eyes,
Or are those two stars?
I don’t know where to begin my tale,
The trees of tears are now ancient
In my eyelashes.
Love has been written as our destiny,
Did it make you cry
Like it did to me?
My wounds are a million and one years old,
Can you see my wounds through all this smoke?

My wounds said to me,
Like all lovers, you must die a martyr
And I said,
Oh God, have mercy – and please be kind to me.

I folded away my pain
And I asked myself,
Was it with a sword,
Or was it with a rose
That love struck me?

You invaded my soul,
You covered me with ecstasy,
You merged into me,
And blossomed on my finger tips.
You are the river that drunken me,
and dressed me with roses

Your kisses still intoxicate me,
And run like honey under my tongue.
Your touch still numbs me,
And feels like wine on my sleepy lips
And your words are like a painting
That still blinds me with colors.

Come back my love,
Come back
and rescue me from this flood of love
Feed me the milk of your love,
And with my own teeth
I will crush the stars,
And with my own hands
I will peel my own skin,
Feed me the dew of your passion,
And with it
I will dismantle the stones of this universe.
Was it with a sword,
Or was it with a rose
That you struck me?

Throw away your glasses my love, throw them away
You can see very well, believe me,
I’m the one who’s blind.

The Rose And The Sword

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Joined March 2009

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I folded away my pain
And I asked myself,
Was it with a sword,
Or was it with a rose
That love struck me?

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