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Angel of sacred body
 
Angel of sacred body
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jewel set in Gold,
 
jewel set in Gold,
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more than Seth and Absolom
 
more than Seth and Absolom
 +
 
more than Joseph, you I admire.
 
more than Joseph, you I admire.
 +
  
 
Mouth a fruit-like gem,
 
Mouth a fruit-like gem,
 +
 
a branch bending under its bounty,
 
a branch bending under its bounty,
 +
 
supple blossoming rose bush,
 
supple blossoming rose bush,
 +
 
fig tree, charming flower, white lilly.
 
fig tree, charming flower, white lilly.
 +
  
 
Brows curved like sabers,
 
Brows curved like sabers,
 +
 
lashes like tender daggers,
 
lashes like tender daggers,
 +
 
as you break a thousand hearts,
 
as you break a thousand hearts,
 +
 
oh my divine flower, my hyancinth.
 
oh my divine flower, my hyancinth.
 +
  
 
My graceful peacock, my vibrating bird,
 
My graceful peacock, my vibrating bird,
 +
 
my warbling partridge, my swallow,
 
my warbling partridge, my swallow,
 +
 
my nightingale, my frail turtledove,
 
my nightingale, my frail turtledove,
 +
 
angelic morning breeze.
 
angelic morning breeze.
 +
  
 
Gold jewel of India,
 
Gold jewel of India,
 +
 
I bend towards you and seek you out,
 
I bend towards you and seek you out,
 +
 
I implore you, and burn for you desperately,
 
I implore you, and burn for you desperately,
 +
 
secretly, without anyone knowing.
 
secretly, without anyone knowing.
 +
  
 
Your love wounded my heart.
 
Your love wounded my heart.
 +
 
I exist, a red-hot forge
 
I exist, a red-hot forge
 +
 
and flames fill my heart.
 
and flames fill my heart.
 +
 
oh my divine, appear before me!
 
oh my divine, appear before me!
 +
  
 
Waist like a thin willow,
 
Waist like a thin willow,
 +
 
teeth pearls of snow,
 
teeth pearls of snow,
 +
 
you are grace and sweet fruit--
 
you are grace and sweet fruit--
 +
 
how I yearn to hear your voice!
 
how I yearn to hear your voice!
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You’re as rigid as a reed,
 
You’re as rigid as a reed,
 +
 
Your brows are arches,
 
Your brows are arches,
 +
 
your eyes, pools of light
 
your eyes, pools of light
 +
 
where forever, I am lost.
 
where forever, I am lost.
 +
  
 
Your steel bladed brows
 
Your steel bladed brows
 +
 
pierced me with their pure metal,
 
pierced me with their pure metal,
 +
 
and you struck at me like hailstones.
 
and you struck at me like hailstones.
 +
 
I die needlessly.
 
I die needlessly.
 +
  
 
Lips of cherry and peach,
 
Lips of cherry and peach,
 +
 
incense, cinnamon, lily and mint
 
incense, cinnamon, lily and mint
 +
 
aloe, sandalwood, diamond,
 
aloe, sandalwood, diamond,
 +
 
my star, my clearest Venus.
 
my star, my clearest Venus.
 +
  
 
My sunflower turning in daylight
 
My sunflower turning in daylight
 +
 
My Eden, my grenade and plane tree,
 
My Eden, my grenade and plane tree,
 +
 
Egyptian sugar cane
 
Egyptian sugar cane
 +
 
is sweet like your song
 
is sweet like your song
 +
 
but its stem can also break us.
 
but its stem can also break us.
  
 
Piercing April violet
 
Piercing April violet
 +
 
flaming and cruel rose,
 
flaming and cruel rose,
 +
 
you trace your path in the sky
 
you trace your path in the sky
 +
 
like the moon and the sun.
 
like the moon and the sun.
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 +
  
 
''Translation by Christopher Atamian''
 
''Translation by Christopher Atamian''

Revision as of 04:32, 11 February 2007

Tagh siroy (Love Song)

Angel of sacred body

jewel set in Gold,

more than Seth and Absolom

more than Joseph, you I admire.


Mouth a fruit-like gem,

a branch bending under its bounty,

supple blossoming rose bush,

fig tree, charming flower, white lilly.


Brows curved like sabers,

lashes like tender daggers,

as you break a thousand hearts,

oh my divine flower, my hyancinth.


My graceful peacock, my vibrating bird,

my warbling partridge, my swallow,

my nightingale, my frail turtledove,

angelic morning breeze.


Gold jewel of India,

I bend towards you and seek you out,

I implore you, and burn for you desperately,

secretly, without anyone knowing.


Your love wounded my heart.

I exist, a red-hot forge

and flames fill my heart.

oh my divine, appear before me!


Waist like a thin willow,

teeth pearls of snow,

you are grace and sweet fruit--

how I yearn to hear your voice!


You’re as rigid as a reed,

Your brows are arches,

your eyes, pools of light

where forever, I am lost.


Your steel bladed brows

pierced me with their pure metal,

and you struck at me like hailstones.

I die needlessly.


Lips of cherry and peach,

incense, cinnamon, lily and mint

aloe, sandalwood, diamond,

my star, my clearest Venus.


My sunflower turning in daylight

My Eden, my grenade and plane tree,

Egyptian sugar cane

is sweet like your song

but its stem can also break us.

Piercing April violet

flaming and cruel rose,

you trace your path in the sky

like the moon and the sun.


Translation by Christopher Atamian