Touching skilfully, mysteriously

Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond any experience, your eyes have their silence;
In your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which I cannot touch because they are too near
Your slightest look easily will unclose me though I have closed myself as fingers
You open always petal by petal myself as spring opens (touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose

Or if your wish be to close me, I and my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly
As when the heart of this flower imagines the snow carefully everywhere descending
Nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals the power of your intense fragility -
Whose texture compels me with the color of its countries, rendering death and forever with each breathing
I do not know what it is about you that closes and opens; only something in me understands
The voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses, nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

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