Τετάρτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010

autumn fruit - Fernand Grefh








YOUR loved mouth has the sharp and acid smell
Of fruits unripened, although golden-faced.

They tempt the greedy mouth, which cannot tell
Why they, being golden, should so bitter taste.

But soon the lip, accustomed to their scent,
Tastes with their bitterness a sweetness blent.

translated by Jethro Bithell