Seeing her name in the catalogue,
I joined the crowd of buyers
So what I couldn't do with a wealth of love,
I could do by paying the price
After I paid the price
It dawned on me
That in the mirage of relations
Between her and me
There lay a third distance.
My love, what made you find
These forms of speech for me today7
Was silence not enough9
Didn't I kiss your hair, eyes, lips,
Listening to your heart,
Speaking to your heart9
Morning dawned and night fell
In the clear mirror of intimacy.
We were never fettered by the need for speech.
So what, my love, made you find
This crowd of words and meaning,
These forms of speech9
Translated by Baidar Bakht and Leslie Lavigne