Ritual

Waiting for you became

a ritual.

The sound of your footsteps,

the pounding rain.

The  taste of salt remains

upon my lips where you left it

and in dreams you are evoked

in the song of nightingales.

At daybreak the tide  retreats without

leaving you at my shore

it is there I accept loss.

At the hollow of my throat I etched your name

some how declaring us sacred.

 

Translation to German by Bernd @ Neues Vom Hutschi

Warten auf dich wurde
zum Ritual.
Den Klang deiner Schritte,
den klatschenden Regen.
Salzgeschmack bleibt
auf meinen Lippen, wo du ihn hinterlassen hast,
und im Traum lebst du weiter
im Lied der Nachtigallen.
Bei Tagesanbruch verzieht sich die Flut, ohne
dich am Ufer zu hinterlassen,
dort ist es auch, wo ich mich in den Verlust schicke.
In meine Kehle gekerbt ist dein Name,
irgendwie macht uns das heilig.

 

 

0fbd6-therosegarden

 

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57 thoughts on “Ritual

  1. This is wonderful. The waiting game is something that many are familiar with and which does not get easier with time. I feel all Poldark about this one.

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  2. Reblogged this on Neues vom Hutschi and commented:
    Heartafire: Ritual

    Warten auf dich wurde
    zum Ritual.
    Den Klang deiner Schritte,
    den klatschenden Regen.
    Salzgeschmack bleibt
    auf meinen Lippen, wo du ihn hinterlassen hast,
    und im Traum lebst du weiter
    im Lied der Nachtigallen.
    Bei Tagesanbruch verzieht sich die Flut, ohne
    dich am Ufer zu hinterlassen,
    dort ist es auch, wo ich mich in den Verlust schicke.
    In meine Kehle gekerbt ist dein Name,
    irgendwie macht uns das heilig.

    Liked by 1 person

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