Poem of the day. Eugenio Montejo

Redazione Italia, April 26 2016

The Earth Turned to Bring us Closer

The earth turned to bring us closer
it turned on itself and within us
until it finally brought us together in this dream
as written in the Symposium.

Nights passed by, snowfalls and solstices
time passed in minutes and millennia.
An ox cart that was on its way to Nineveh
arrived in Nebraska.
A rooster was singing some distance from the world,
in one of the thousand pre-lives of our fathers.

The earth was spinning with its music
carrying us on board;
it didn’t stop turning a single moment
as if so much love,
so much that is beautiful
was only an adagio written long ago
in the Symposium’s score.