A Boy and a Girl

A Boy and a Girl

Stretched out on the grass
a boy and a girl.
Savoring their oranges,
giving their kisses like waves exchanging foam. 

Stretched out on the beach,
a boy and a girl.
Savoring their limes,
giving their kisses like clouds exchanging foam. 

Stretched out underground,
a boy and a girl.
Saying nothing, never kissing,
giving silence for silence. 

Octavio Paz, 1914-1998
(Translated by Muriel Rukeyser)

Isn’t it just beautiful? Both the poem and the music?

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