Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Juan Ramon Jimenez (1881-1958)

“I Am Not I”
By Juan Ramón Jiménez 1881–1958
Translated By Robert Bly

I am not I.
I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
whom at times I manage to visit,
and whom at other times I forget;
who remains calm and silent while I talk,
and forgives, gently, when I hate,
who walks where I am not,
who will remain standing when I die.

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