Perhaps a day will comewhen a man and a woman, likeus,will touch this love and it will still have the strengthto burn the hands that touch it.Who were we? What does it matter?They will touch this fireand the fire, my sweet, will say your simple nameand mine, the namethat only you knew, because you aloneupon earth knowwho I am, and because nobody knew me like one,like just one hand of yours,because nobody knew how or whenmy heart was burning:onlyyour great dark eyes knew,your wide mouth,your skin, your breasts,your belly, your insides,and your soul that I awokeso that it would go onsinging untilt he end of life.

Perhaps a day will come
when a man
and a woman, like
us,
will touch this love and it will still have the strength
to burn the hands that touch it.
Who were we? What does it matter?
They will touch this fire
and the fire, my sweet, will say your simple name
and mine, the name
that only you knew, because you alone
upon earth know
who I am, and because nobody knew me like one,
like just one hand of yours,
because nobody knew how or when
my heart was burning:
only
your great dark eyes knew,
your wide mouth,
your skin, your breasts,
your belly, your insides,
and your soul that I awoke
so that it would go on
singing untilt he end of life.