Miguel Hernandez

(1910-1942 / Spain)

Like A Young Fig Tree


Like a young fig tree
you were, on the cliffs.
And when I passed by
you rang in the mountains.
Like the young fig tree,
brilliant and blind.
Like a fig tree you are.
Like an ancient fig.
And I pass, and you greet me
with dry leaves and silence.
Like a fig tree you are
that the lightning has aged.

Submitted: Friday, September 24, 2010
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