Juan Ramón Jiménez poet

As national poetry month is nearly over I d thought i d highlight another poet i like Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958)  the andalusian poet who used the french pure poetry style and wrote quite short poems he won the nobel prize in 1956 and is regarded as one of spains greatest poets .These poems were translated by J B Trend and J L Gill in the sixties .

Juan Ramón Jiménez

                Memorey.                            

    a stream is flowing in the depths

      of my spirit ,undermining me

      I can hardly maintain

      my strength.No help comes to me

       from Heaven .Even stars

       decive me :none are there

        above me ,only below me ,in the depths ..

 

            Am i ? i shall be !

      I shall be – turned to a ripple

    on the stream of memory . . .

 

     With you ,flowing water !

 

       Juan Ramón Jiménez                                                                                                                                      

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