by Kloster Paul M. Saises
You’re Venus of the distant skies, that elusive star dodging my eyes.
The fairest of all heaven’s pieces, you enchant even the feeblest
way back on earth, here on terraces, of virgin forests, and deep
not to you. I wait to your peeking on the violet night;
I bid you farewell over orange painted sun rises.
I’m the shadow trailing you as you slumber,
when the moon closes the curtains.
Yet you, you remain the elusive light,
cowering your colors that delight me,
delight creation here on ground. You are Venus
of the bed of constellations, here I am on
earth resting on beds of tulips.
Pensive is my mind to meet you;
then graze over the fields I tirelessly groomed,
hear my humming of the gentlest lullabies I sing to you…
Look back, my Venus, look at me,
the tiny one, the speck on the watery soil,
the pale dot on the mesh of the universe.
Only I see your unlit places, your mystery, your
wondrous trembling and provocations – yet you dance with
the sun with all your face hidden.
Still wait for my chariot, I’ll be there, the heavens will no more
be a feat of man, but a leap of faith – I will embrace the fall.
Venus, shy no more, I’ll dance with you ’til dawn.