I want to amass, darling, all clouds in the sky

To imprint in it a First Love forever to reify!


Many a time I contemplate the horizon blue

And ask myself if it is truth or dreamy dew?

This love has happened without expectation;

Is it a dead certainty or a quick evaporation?


I feel like a dry desert luckily receiving rain

To turn a torrid terrain into a fertile domain.

Should I respond in full swing to my heart

Or consider it a lightning flashing like a dart

That bursts out, glorious but brief as a spark,

Then dies out and sink into the infinite dark

For my heart to writhe, in its prison to lout

To invisible railings impossible to get out.


Oh my lover!

Open up the whole immense heavens real

So that I can worship my love, the ideal!...


Translation by THANH-THANH