Friday, February 03, 2006

"Complication" by Erich Fried

(Translated from German by Stuart Hood)

To see you only once
then never again
must be easier
than to see you once more
and then never again

To see you once more
and then never again
must be easier
than to see you twice more
and then never again

To see you twice more
and then never again
must be easier than thrice more
and then never again

But I am stupid
and want to see you
often
before I can never see you
again.

4 comments:

tontoronton said...

very nice!

p.a. said...
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p.a. said...

hehe ... yeah. he's a great poet. grabeh ang pagka-in love ni fried kay catherine, yung asawa nya. binida sa amin ni hendrik, yung bagong officer ni mama, na friend namin.

jigglypoofy said...

that's sweet but sad :( missy gurl, what do you think of blogs as therapy for people who are enduring intense suffering? (not just heartbreak, let's take cancer or pregnancy for example...? XD) parang nagiging trend daw eh ... i switched my topic to "blogging as therapy"-ish now eh ... and i wanna quote you coz you give good quotes and you're a journalist hihihi (which is a good source, isn't it?)