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Another Sequel to A SALUTE TO SPANISH POETRY by John Howard Reid
by John Howard Reid
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
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Juan Ramon Jimenez was most deservedly awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1956. Just in time though! He died in 1958.


 

Está desierto el jardín  

 

 por Juan Ramón Jiménez

 

 

 

Está desierto el jardín.

Las avenidas se alargan

entre la incierta penumbra

de la arboleda lejana.

 

Ha consumado el crepúsculo

su holocausto de escarlata,

y de las fuentes del cielo

       feuentes de floridas aguas 

las brisas de los países

del sueño, a la tierra bajan

un olor de lirios nuevos

y un frescor de tenues ráfagas…

  

Los árboles no se mueven;

es tan humana su calma.

que así parecen más vivos

que cuando ajitan las ramas.

 

Y en la onda trasparente

del cenit verdoso, vagan

misticismos de suspiro

y perfume de plegarias.

 

The Garden Is Deserted

 

 translated from the Spanish of

Juan Ramón Jiménez

 

 

 

The garden is deserted!

Its pathways extend

into the uncertain half-light

of a distant clump of trees.

 

Twilight has consummated

a scarlet burnt-offering;

and from fountains in the sky –

fountains of flowering waters –

breezes from sleeping lands

drift down to an earth

of refreshed lilies, fragrant

in the the cool sweep of a light wind.

 

All the trees are standing still.

Their calm is remarkably human.

They seem more alive in this motionless

guise, than when their branches agitate in fury.

 

And in the transparent waves

of the green-hued horizon,

there wander sighs of mysticism

mixed with the perfume of prayers.

John Hiward Reid

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Reviewed by Joyce White 10/20/2010
Wonderful read. You can find your review at http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2010/10/salute-to-spanish-poetry-john-howard.html. Enjoy. Joyce White
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