National Poetry Month: April 16th

April 16, 2012

“I Am Not I” by Juan Ramon Jimenez

I am not I.
                 I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
whom at times I manage to visit,
and whom at other times I forget;
who remains calm and silent while I talk,
and forgives, gently, when I hate,
who walks where I am not,
who will remain standing when I die.

This poem was selected by Russell J. (Readers’ Services)

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