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To the Bridge of Love

Juan Ramon Jimenez

To the bridge of love,
old stone between tall cliffs
— eternal meeting place, red evening —,
I come with my heart.
— My beloved is only water,
that always passes away, and does not deceive,
that always passes away, and does not change,
that always passes away, and does not end.


Translated by James Wright


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"To the Bridge of Love" from Collected Poems by Juan Ramon Jimenez, translated by James Wright. Copyright © 1971 by James Wright. Reprinted with permission of University Press of New England.

 

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