DESDE SUIZA by Helena Fornells

(ORIGINAL: From Switzerland by Peter Robinson)

‘Ye guiding Powers who join and part,
what would you have with me?’
Matthew Arnold, ‘Switzerland’

1. SEMANA POLÍTICA

‘τὰ πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει’
Heraclitus

Ya volviendo a casa, sobre las ondas
y corrientes fáciles del lago en calma
por juncos sesgados, turquesas poco profundos,
puertos de escala, el Panta Rhei crea

más distancia en las aguas revueltas,
lacustre distancia – dijiste en voz alta –
el sol de hoy ardiendo radiante
atraviesa una mañana de nube densa;

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FROM SWITZERLAND by Peter Robinson

‘Ye guiding Powers who join and part,
what would you have with me?’
Matthew Arnold, ‘Switzerland’

1. POLITICAL WEEK

‘τὰ πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει’
Heraclitus

Turning for home, now, across the calm lake’s
readable ripples and flows
by way of slant reeds, its turquoise shallows
ports of call, the Panta Rhei makes

more distance emerge in its churning water,
lacustrine distance – you said out loud –
today’s sun burning the brighter
come through a morning of banked-up cloud;

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