Wednesday, 15 February 2012

I Want to Grasp The - Xuân Diệu

Life has just begun to burst forth.
I want to seize the clouds and wind,
Drunk with love on butterfly wings.
I want to embrace in an ardent kiss
The mountains, streams, trees, and bright grass
To delight in this world of perfume and light,
To satiate my soul with the prime of life.
O, vermeil spring! I want to bite into thee!

Xuân Diệu (1916 - 1985) Vietnam
Translated by Thomas D. Le

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