OCIAT EASE
Gabriel Ferratertrans. Arthur Terry (from Catalan)
Ella dorm. L'hora que els homes
ja s'han despertat i poca llum
entra encara a ferir-los.
Amb ben poc en tenim prou. Només
el sentiment de dues coses:
la terra gira, i les dones dormen.
Conciliats, fem via
cap a la fi del món. No ens cal
fer res per ajudar-lo.
She is asleep. At this hour
men are already awake, though as yet
only a little light strikes in to them.
A little suffices us: the awareness,
merely, of two things:
the earth revolves, and women sleep.
Assenting, we travel on
to the end of the world. We need
do nothing to assist it.

Copyright © Joan Ferraté © transl. copyright © Arthur Terry 2001


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