Full Consciousness

by Juan Ramon Jimenez

English version by Robert Bly
Original Language Spanish

     You are carrying me, full consciousness, god that has desires,
all through the world.
                    Here, in the third sea,
I almost hear your voice: your voice, the wind,
filling entirely all movements;
eternal colors and eternal lights,
sea colors and sea lights.

     Your voice of white fire
in the universe of water, the ship, the sky,
marking out the roads with delight,
engraving for me with a blazing light my firm orbit:
a black body
with the glowing diamond in its center.

-- from News of the Universe: Poems of Twofold Consciousness, Edited by Robert Bly

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