Treasure Island

Rosalia de Castro

(1837-1885 / Spain)

I Know Not What I Seek Eternally.


I know not what I seek eternally
on earth, in air, and sky;
I know not what I seek; but it is something
that I have lost, I know not when,
and cannot find, although in dreams invisibly
it dwells in all I touch and see.

Ah bliss! Never can I recapture you
either on earth, in air, or sky,
although I know you have reality
and are no futile dream.



Translated Muriel Kittel.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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