this our virgin now


Meet me
by this unscrippled water
beneath these velvet hours
before we wake our worry

Meet me
betwixt of night and morning
within this boundless mirror
in this unblemished now

just before every murmur
before the burst of breezes
while the new dawn is doubting
and spoken words not yet have stolen our beholding

by this unscrippled water
beneath these velvet hours
in this our virgin now


Magnar Åm
(Translation by Howard Medland)