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while stumbling along

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          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?


source: Juan Ramon Jimenez (1881-1958), Spanish poet and Nobel laureate. English version © Robert Bly in: Bly, R. (1982) (ed.) News of the universe: poems of twofold consciousness. New York: Random House. To receive a sacred poem a day by email, click here.


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