måndag 10 februari 2014

Kinesisk erotisk poesi (2)

Between the sheets

One was languid and newly aroused,                                              
The other was fire and bursting with passion.
She was parched firewood to his heat,
Drenched in his lightning, a firestorm kindled in
         her body.
For the neighbors´ears they cared not a jot,
Happily secure behind locked doors.
What need for go-betweens and ceremony
Now flesh to flesh was joined?
Like water to a thirsty traveler, their release;
Their love-game ended, a dead soul was reborn.

Ling Mengchu (1580-1644)
Övers: John Scott and Graham Martin

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