SPIRITUAL LOVE POEMS: “The ghost and I” by Amado Nervo (El fantasma y yo)

 

The ghost and I

My soul is a princess in her tower closed

gazing on life through five little windows.

She is a mournful goddess imprisoned by the body.

And your soul, which flew before you died,

is a brilliant wing, thoroughly freed …

You are not the ghost; the ghost is I!

What do I understand of things! To me, things offer

not what they truly are, but how they appear

to the five senses with which God holds at bay

my bulky sensorium, my tenuous perceiving.

You know all today … I, rather, know nothing!

You are not the ghost; the ghost is I!

Amado Nervo

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El fantasma y yo

Mi alma es una princesa en su torre metida,

con cinco ventanitas para mirar la vida.

Es una triste diosa que el cuerpo aprisionó.

y tu alma, que desde antes de morirte volaba,

es un ala magnífica, libre de toda traba…

Tú no eres el fantasma: ¡el fantasma soy yo!

¡Qué entiendo de las cosas! Las cosas se me ofrecen,

no como son de suyo, sino como aparecen

a los cinco sentidos con que Dios limitó

mi sensorio grosero, mi percepción menguada.

Tú lo sabes hoy todo…, ¡yo, en cambio, no sé nada!

Tú no eres el fantasma: ¡el fantasma soy yo!

Amado Nervo

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