Blue lights

Blue lights

The lights are on
The sea sparkles
With many shades of blue.
It’s nice to peek
At his gloss and his colours:
The faint and the strong,
The light and the dark;
It is the same and it is different,
It is joy and it is pain,
It is immense love.
The lights go down,
Only a fragment
Of Moon brightens
The darkness of the sea;
Its murmur rises and,
If you learn to listen,

The joy of its quietness will pervade you.

Ercole Bonjean

Translation by Chiara Amoretti