The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32953   Message #436297
Posted By: Peter T.
09-Apr-01 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: Poem for the day (April 9)
Subject: Poem for the day (April 9)
I never used to think of myself as worth much
Until you came along.
Just as the naked rock is made more valuable
By carving and chiselling,
Just as paper becomes worthwhile by
All the scratches etched all over it,
So, since I have been scarred by loving you
I do not complain, I go as one
Bearing a magic charm, your seal upon me --
made safe in every place --
Invulnerable against water, against fire --
Oh yes, I can make the blind see under your charm,
and with my spit
I heal everyone who is poisoned.

-- Michelangelo Buonarrotti. (trans. Peter T.)