Miguel Hernandez Poems
- The World Is As It Appears The world is as it appears ...
- Like A Young Fig Tree Like a young fig tree you were, on the...
- To The International Soldier F...
- It Did Not Want To Be It did not recognise the meeting of ...
- First Song The field has retreated, seeing man's ...
- Everything Is Full Of You Everything is full of you and I ...
- Lullaby Of The Onion An onion is frost shut in and ...
Miguel Hernández (30 October 1910 - 28 March 1942), born in Orihuela (Valencian Community), was a leading 20th century Spanish poet and playwright.
Hernández was born to a poor family and received little formal education; he published his first book of poetry at 23, and gained considerable fame before his death. He spent his childhood as a goatherd and farmhand, and was, for the most ... more »
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The World Is As It Appears
The world is as it appears
before my five senses,
and before yours, which are
the borders of my own.
The others' world
is not ours: not the same.
You are the body of water
that I am— we, together,
are the river
which as it grows deeper
is seen to run slower, clearer.
Images of life—
as soon as we receive them,
they receive us, delivered
jointly, in one rhythm.
But things form themselves
in our own delirium.
The air has the hugeness
of the heart I breathe,
and the sun is like the light
with which I challenge it. ...