Need of Your Voice


I have a need for your voice,

a longing for your company,

and an ache of melancholy

for the absence of signs of arrival.


Patience requires my torment,

the urgent need for you, heron of love,

your solar mercy for my frozen day,

your help, for my wound, I count on.


Ah, need, ache and longing!

Your kisses of substance, my food,

fail me, and I’m dying with the May.


I want you to come, the flower of your absence

to calm the brow of thought

that ruins me with its eternal lightning.



*Miguel Hernández


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