rendered from the Spanish of
Rosalía de Castro
I don’t really know what I’m looking for!
I only know I’m eternally seeking,
seeking, seeking, seeking
in the air, the fields,
I don’t even know what I’m looking for!
But it’s something I lost –
I don’t know where nor when –
and I never find it
(not even when I dream that it’s invisibly present
in everything I touch and everything I see).
You’re not just an empty dream!
I know for sure that you exist!
But I have the feeling – the certainty –
that I’ll never find you again
on earth or in the air,
and not even in the sky!