The Contract

I propose
one of my nights and a day to be yours alone
I decided
to rein in my wandering mind
to numb the waves
to fill my home with your breath
I will close the doors and windows
seal all the gaps to keep out the wind

My lady
just for once
try this:
dedicate one day and a night to me
break with tradition
upset all the rules
Slip away from what surrounds you:
family and friends
the moon and stars
blue sky and clouds
the burdensome world
Slip away
without a glance at the clock
Set aside your daily rituals -
this old world won't turn upside down
Just once,
for one night and a day,
be that woman!
I'll be yours for one night and a day
And you alone will be mine for one night and a day

Helsinki 18/5/2000

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Excellent translation, hope you be success


one of the best poems of Pashew. this translation is very close to the original.thanks.


Good work, hope you be success with Pashew


Very nice translation, your hand be good.

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