September 8th

September 8th

Today, this day was a brimming cup,

today, this day was the immense wave,

today, it was all the earth.

Today the stormy sea

lifted us in a kiss

so high that we trembled

in a lightning flash

and, tied, we went down

to sink without untwining.

Today our bodies became vast,

they grew to the edge of the world

and rolled melting

into a single drop

of wax or meteor.

Between you and me a new door opened

and someone, still faceless,

was waiting for us there.

-- Pablo Neruda