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Ballads and Songs of the Paraná from Rafael Alberti

The Ballad Of What The Wind Said

Eternity may well
Be only a river
Be a forgotten horse
And the cooing
Of a lost dove.

As for the man who distances
Himself from men, the wind comes
Telling him other things now
Opening his ears
And eyes to other things.

Today, I distanced myself from men,
And alone, in this gully,
I began to gaze at the river,
And saw a horse all alone,
And listened all lonely
To the cooing
Of a lost dove.

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poem by Rafael Alberti from Ballads and Songs of the Paraná (1953)Report problemRelated quotes
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