I have started my day with this reading. Juan Ramón Jiménez is one of my favorites poets. This poem is short but full of emotional impact and beauty (simplicity). I also feel like a boat in the quiet ocean sailing into the new life…
By Juan Ramon Jimenez
(1881 – 1958)
English version by Robert Bly
I have a feeling that my boat
has struck, down there in the depths,
against a great thing.
–Nothing happens? Or has everything happened,
and are we standing now, quietly, in the new life?
Yo sentío que el barco mio
hay encontrada, allá en el fondo
con algo grande.
Y nada sucede!
Nada . . .
Silencio . . . Olas . . .
O es que ha sucedido todo,
y estamos ya, tranquilos, en lo nuevo…