Thursday, January 12, 2012
"Don't ask why my strange heart loves you"
Don’t ask why my strange heart loves you.
Do you know how corals are formed at the bottom of the ocean?
Waves are talking about a sleeping beauty
but you live far away from the waves’ voice.
Your thought is a steep cave
against which my life is crashing in vain.
From "Don't Ask Again" by Vesna Parun
Hermaphroditus and the Nymph Salmacis, Bartholomeus Spranger, c.1580
The story of Hermaphroditus and Salmacis (from Book IV of Metamorphoses, trans. by A.S. Kline) is here.