Category Archives: Juan Ramón Jiménez

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Mariposa de Luz por Juan Ramón Jiménez

… Mariposa de luz, la belleza se va cuando yo llego a su rosa. Corro, ciego, tras ella… la medio cojo aquí y allá… ¡Sólo queda en mi mano la forma de su huída! … … Butterfly of light its beauty goes when I approach […]

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Mar Ideal por Juan Ramón Jiménez

… One of the great love stories is the marriage of Spanish poets, Zenobia Camprubí and Juan Ramón Jiménez. This poem by Jiménez is sublime and fluid while my translation doggy paddles. Focus on the Spanish. … Mar Ideal Los dos vamos nadando -agua de […]

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Primavera Amarilla por Juan Ramón Jiménez

… Abril venía, lleno todo de flores amarillas: amarillo el arroyo, amarillo el vallado, la colina, el cementerio de los niños, el huerto aquel, donde el amor vivía. El sol ungía de amarillo el mundo, con sus luces caídas; ¡ay, por los lirios áureos, el […]

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from Poesia en verso (1917 – 20) por Juan Ramón Jiménez, 1

… 1 Alrededor de la copa dél árbol alto, mis sueños están volando. Son palomas, coronados de luces puras que, al volar, derraman música ¡Cómo entran, cómo salen del árbol solo! !Cómo me enredan en oro! … … Around the top of a high tree […]

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In my words, September 16 – 22

… I’ve been thinking of my friend Curtis who died earlier this month, on September the 8th, 2003. His doctor called that Monday morning because he’d gone into a coma. I was the guy who pulled the plug and had to know. In July, I’d […]

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Sonnet 10: for Juan Ramón Jiménez

… To know the truth we need to talk and read. Two at least must do it, talker talker writer reader revealing things that we already know so absolutely sure of our own selves because somebody else was there to tell. Juan Ramón Jiménez I […]

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Yellow Spring

… APRIL 29, 2003 Here I am, a rainy day in Pennsylvania where I’ve been for ten days visiting my folks. Tomorrow I go back to New York and a lot of work. What a chilly morning. I hope the sun does come out soon […]