Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A Worthy Advisor

...and I will leave. But the birds will stay, singing:
and my garden will stay, with its green tree,
and its water well.

Many afternoons the sky will be blue and placid,
and the bells in the belfry will chime,
as they are chiming this very afternoon.

The people who have loved me will pass away,
and the town will burst anew every year.
But my spirit will always wander nostalgic
in the same recondite corner of my flowery garden.

-Juan Ramon Jimenez

For Cousin Joey, George Carlin and Fred Haines