Commentaries — (Rome, Madrid, Paris, Zürich, Geneva, Calella de la Costa, 1978-1979)

Selected Poems of Juan Gelman
 translated by Hardie St. Martin

Commentary I (saint theresa)

dear love going away like a bird
stretched out over the horizons is it right
to give ourselves to the whole / without
being a part of anything / not even of the flight
that takes you away? / do sisters and brothers think
flying in circles gets you anywhere / or that
going away and at the same time staying you reach
the oneness looked for like manna from heaven?
in other words / life is difficult i mean
the health i undermine to find you like light /
or word / twig where you may rest
like your hand on my heart