Haven’t you learnt to be silent

On your love? Do you think

It matters to the others?

You relished it in silence

Then, in silence, you must suffer it

Don’t speak. Love is of a heart

That crumbles when you talk

It is born without words

And without words is fed

Only silence opens it

Like a flower. Cry in silence

But don’t mention it

If love lives, live

If it dies, then die alone

Be silent between its birth and death

For love doesn’t admit witnesses


Translation by Hugo Santander


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