December 26th, 2013

Oceans: Juan Ramón Jiménez

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 Ramón Jiménez
 

Photograph by Leonid Tishkov


1 Response to 'Oceans: Juan Ramón Jiménez'
Filed Under: Poetry
Bookmark and Share
  • Tessa

    Words of water resound, thank you.

    I am reminded.

    “I leave a white and turbid wake
    pale water, paler cheeks, where’er I sail,
    The envious billows sidelong swell to ‘whelm my track–
    Let them. But first I pass.”

    —Ahab at Sunset, Moby Dick

    Another wayfaring disciple
    with gratitude