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John Brown: Translations

Transmogrification: I am Calm

Posted on September 18, 2009 with 0 comments
The River

I am calm.
Calmer and calmer
until I think I am going to die--
young and tender fatigue
wrapped around me.

I am brought to my knees
so resigned am I
to see a river and a grove--
the gentleness astonishes.

I see how real life is--
light, grove, river.

Fernando Pessoa
Translation by Megan Sterner