Eros transforms the world

Edith Södergran: The Shadow of the Future

Eros transforms the world.

The sail in his hand is full of miracles,

Eros doesn’t see small human fights,

but with burning eyes he sees

sun and moon complete their orbits.

They are so near to his pregnant soul,

what does his wild mind dream?

The stars complete their orbits singing,

but on Eros’ brow eternal miracles dawn already.

The young giant already sense the great blind fairytale

he will once have to play anew.