The Sarabite: Towards an Aesthetic Christianity

There is a continuous attraction, beginning with God, going to the world, and ending at last with God, an attraction which returns to the same place where it began as though in a kind of circle. -Marsilio Ficino

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

On Night

De la noche

En la amorosa noche me aflijo,
Le pido su secreto, mi secreto,
la interrogo en mi sangre largamente.
Ella no me responde
y hace como mi madre,
Que me cierra los ojos sin oĆ­rme.

-Jaime Sabines

On Night

In the loving night I pine,
I beg for her secret, my secret,
I ask her longwise in my blood.
She does not answer me
But acts like my mother
Who closes my eyes
Without having heard me.