I am not I.
I am this one
Walking beside me whom I do not see,
Whom at times I manage to visit,
And at other times I forget.
The one who remains silent when I talk,
The one who forgives, sweet, when I hate,
The one who takes a walk when I am indoors,
The one who will remain standing when I die.
Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958), Andalusian writer, Nobel Laureate in Literature (1956). source: (1992). The rag and bone shop of the heart: poems for men. HarperCollinsPublishers, p. 367, translated by Robert Bly. image: fcom.us.es.
i am not i (monday poem)