Thursday, 25 February 2010

The Thursday Poem

I Am Not I

I am not I.
I am this one
Walking beside me whom I do not see,
Whom at times I manage to visit,
And at other times I forget.
The one who remains silent when I talk,
The one who forgives, sweet, shen I hate,
The one who takes a walk when I am indoors,
The one who will remain standing when I die.

Juan Ramon Jimenez
(24th December 1881 - 29th May 1958)

translated by Robert Bly
(23rd December 1926 - )

from the book: Poem for the Day One

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