(poem of the day) ‘Floating Bridges’ by Lorca

Floating Bridges

Federico Garcia Lorca

Español: Firma de Federico García Lorca.

Español: Firma de Federico García Lorca. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Oh what a crush of People
Invisible, reborn
Make their way to into this garden
For their eternal rest

Every step we take on earth
Brings us to a new world
Every foot supported
On a floating bridge

I know there is no straight road
No straight road in this world
Only a giant labyrinth
Of intersecting crossroads

And steadily our feet
Keep walking and creating
Like enormous fans
These roads in embryo

Oh garden of white
Oh garden of all I am not
All I could
And should have been

I know there is no straight road
No straight road in this world
Only a giant labyrinth
Of intersecting crossroads

Comprendo que no existe
El camino derecho
Solo un gran labertino
De encrucijadas multiples

“Los puentes colgantes / Floating Bridges” from Suites
copyright © Herederos de Federico García Lorca;
Translation copyright © Jerome Rothenberg and Herederos de Federico García Lorca