J.k. de Quiroz

Names By Jorge Guillen - Poem by J.k. de Quiroz

Names by Jorge Guillen

Daybreak. The horizon
half-opens its lashes
and begins to see. What? Names.
They are over the patina

of things. The rose
today is still called a rose,
and the memory
of its passing, haste,

a haste to live longer.
May we be lifted to an enduring love
by this unripe power
of the Moment, so nimble

that on reaching its goal
it runs to impose Afterwards!
On guard! On guard! On guard!
I will be! I will be!

But the rose? Fast-closed
lashes: ultimate
horizon. Perhaps nothing?
But the names remain

Comments about Names By Jorge Guillen by J.k. de Quiroz

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 17, 2009

[Report Error]