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


    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                                                                                                                                      

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nymeth
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 07:42:06

    I feel awful that I hadn’t heard of him even though he was a Nobel winner! Thank you for sharing the poem.


    • winstonsdad
      Apr 28, 2010 @ 07:44:37

      not sure if he is still in print my copy from sixties ,lovely short poems ,all thought provoking ,all the best stu


  2. Kinna
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 13:18:39

    Stu, the poem is wonderful. I will have to dig some of his poetry up.


  3. amymckie
    Apr 28, 2010 @ 13:25:22

    This is a lovely poem, thanks for highlighting it. It is really one that is making me think!


  4. Mytwostotinki
    Oct 02, 2014 @ 09:57:01

    Platero and I by Juan Ramon Jimenez is one of my favorite books. It’s about the simple joys of life and the little donkey Platero. Time to re-read it…


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