"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

White Bishop

White Bishop/ Nebun de Alb,

by Adrian Paunescu

Now I’m emptier than ever,
Since I feel more and more rich of you
And on the temples stay the sun and the moon,
Now I feel the worst and best.

And look, there is nobody to help us,
The world barely sustains itself
And in a white wall of mute muses
Black bishops seek a path

And I love you with pity and with horror,
All that is yours belongs to me,
Like a White Bishop that captures
The Black Queen for eternity.

All-round anomalous views
Fragile children leading their parents on their back
Old people with bone sleighs on the slopes
And albatrosses coming towards dry horizons

I miss you and I’m looking for your face
In every edge of nature,
In the palm of the hand, if I take the sand,
I feel a ring playing the game of bride and groom

I hear you in battles from time to time
The soldiers of your guard worship you,
My beloved with very big problems,
With Slavonic face and name of a Queen

And I love you with pity and with horror,
All that is yours belongs to me,
Like a White Bishop that captures
The Black Queen for eternity.

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translation from Romanian : memyselfandela, 2013

4 responses

  1. I love that picture, so romantic

    January 17, 2013 at 16:36

    • Yes, the boy and the girl, one of many pictures in the video.
      I like the picture behind the poem better.

      January 17, 2013 at 16:42

  2. Stefania

    Ador melodia aceasta! Iti multumesc mult, Ela!
    O seara minunata iti doresc! 🙂

    January 17, 2013 at 19:08

    • Si eu iubesc melodia asta…
      Multumesc mult Stefania, te imbratisez cu mult drag, o seara minunata si tie draga mea.
      >:)<

      January 17, 2013 at 19:36

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