"What time is it?" "Oh yes, I'm so happy;
all I need is a little bell round my neck
to jingle over you while you're asleep."
"Didn't you hear the storm? The north wind shook
the walls; the tower gate, like a lion's maw,
yawned on its creaking hinges." "How could you
forget? I had on that plain gray dress
that fastens on the shoulder." "At that moment
myriad explosions shook the sky." "How could I
come in? You weren't alone, after all." "I glimpsed
colors older than sight itself." "Too bad
you can't promise me." "You're right, it must have been
a dream." "Why all these lies, why do you call me
by her name; do you still love her?" "Of course,
I want you to stay with me." "I can't
complain; I should have guessed myself."
"Do you still think about him?" "But I'm not crying."
"That's all there is?" "No one but you."
"At least you're honest." "Don't worry,
I'm leaving town." "Don't worry,
I'm going." "You have such beautiful hands."
"That's ancient history; the blade went through
but missed the bone." "Never mind, darling,
never mind." "I don't know
what time it is, and I don't care."