Poet’s Nook: "Oceans" by Juan Ramon Jimenez


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 are we standing now, quietly, in the new life?
.

(This piece reaches deep….I think everyone can feel what he’s trying to convey here. Jimenez himself describes the process of wording the sublimely indescribable: ““Inner poetry eludes words. When one wishes to express something profound, one does not express it in jingles. In my first period I used adjectives, later the adjectives became substantives. Literary artistry is constant suffering for the poet; one doubts the exactness of words, their ability to express what we feel within us. We strive to find that spirited asset, the inner essence.”….Beautiful!!)


OneLove


:::MME:::

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