Rima XXI (translation) – G. A. Bécquer

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What is poetry? you ask

as your blue eyes stare into mine.

What is poetry?  And you ask this of me?

Poetry…is you.

***

¿Qué es poesía?, dices, mientras clavas

en mi pupila tu pupila azul,

¡Qué es poesía! ¿Y tú me lo preguntas?

Poesía… eres tú.

***

The original lovely words are from Gustavo Adolpho Bécquer. Any errors in translation are entirely my own…

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