| Come with me, I said,
and no one knew
where, or how my pain throbbed,
no carnations or barcaroles for me,
only a wound that love had opened.
I said it again: Come with me, as if I were dying,
and no one saw the moon that bled in my mouth
or the blood that rose into the silence.
O Love, now we can forget the star that has such thorns!
That is why when I heard your voice repeat
Come with me, it was as if you had let loose
the grief, the love, the fury of a cork-trapped wine
The geysers flooding from deep in itsvault:
in my mouth I felt the taste of fire again,
of blood and carnations, of rock and scald.
[Translated by Stephen Tapscott ]
[Painting by Salvador Dali]