Today I heard the voice of Venus
in melodies of pale voluptuous light
where she cruised in oceans of Jupiter
and told me tales of secret love
where boundaries diminish in carnal array,
her emerald wave aroused my ear
and I became the infinite dawn.
O this sweet death!
Beauteous as the first virgin kiss,
elated Venus, lay me in your slumbering stars
transform my loveless soul in dream,
I await you beneath the columns of eternity
unfold your golden vines of delight
cradle me in wild winds of summer,
always will I treasure thy boundless sea.
The silence in your whisper,
these breaking fires of Babylon, s dawn!