Miguel Hernandez

(1910-1942 / Spain)

You Were Like The Young Fig Tree


You were like the young
fig tree by the cliffs.
And when I passed by
you filled the sierra with sound.

Like the young fig tree,
resplendent and blind.

You are like the fig tree.
The old fig tree.
I pass, and silence
and dry leaves greet me.

You are like the fig tree
that lightning struck old.

Submitted: Friday, September 24, 2010

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