Monday, March 31

I AM NOT I, by Juan Ramon Jimenez

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, when I hate,      
the one who takes a walk when I am indoors,
the one who will remain standing when I die.                

(Translated by Robert Bly)

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