a new life

I have a feeling that my boat
has struck, down there in the depths,
against a great thing.
And nothing
happens! Nothing… Silence … Waves…

— Nothing happens? Or has everything happened,
and we are standing now, quietly, in the new life?

Juan Ramon Jimenez, Translated by Robert Bly, News of the Universe: Poems of Twofold Consciousness, Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 1980, 105.

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