Love / Poetry / World speaking out

Revolutionary love

Mario Benedetti‘s poem Te Quiero in English:

Your hands are my caress
my daily reminders
I love you because your hands
work for justice

if I love you it’s because you are
my love my accomplice and my everything
and in the street arm in arm
we are more than just two people

your eyes are my spell
against a cursed day
I love you for your gaze
that sees and plants the future

your mouth that is yours and mine
your mouth doesn’t make mistakes
I love you because your mouth
knows how to shout rebellion

if I love you it’s because you are
my love my accomplice and my everything
and in the street arm in arm
we are more than just two people

and for your sincere face
and your wanderer’s footstep
and your weeping for the world
because you are of the people I love you.

and because love is not a halo
nor a morality tale
and because we are a couple
that knows it is not alone

I love you in my paradise
which is to say that in my ideal country
people live happily
without even having permission

if I love you it’s because you are
my love my accomplice and my everything
and in the street arm in arm
we are more than just two people

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