DESCRIPTIONS OF A HARBOUR
for Roberto Montenegro
With heavy colours
the seascape paints itself.
Things are asleep. Arising, dawn
looks like a bubble over the sea.
And life is hardly more
than a miraculous pass by of boats
on the white quietude of the sand.
JOSÉ GOROSTIZA, Mexico (1901–1973)
Translation Germain Droogenbroodt – Stanley Barkan