lunes, 20 de junio de 2016

El tiempo y la luz

Down near the bottom
of the crossed-out list
of things you have to do today, 

between “green thread”
and “broccoli” you find
that you have penciled “sunlight.” 

Resting on the page, the word
is beautiful.  It touches you
as if you had a friend 

and sunlight were a present
he had sent you from some place distant
as this morning—to cheer you up 

and to remind you that,
among your duties, pleasure
is a thing
that also needs accomplishing.

Do you remember
that time and light are kinds 
of love,

and love is no less practical
than a coffee grinder 
or a safe spare tire?

Tomorrow you may be utterly
without a clue 

but today you get a telegram,
from the heart in exile
proclaiming that the kingdom 
still exists,

the king and queen alive,
still speaking to their children, 

 to any one among them
who can find the time
to sit out in the sun and listen.

~ Tony Hoagland
( en First Sip)

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