Imago lacus

The picture above was taken by a dear friend, the American poet Debra Kang Dean (please do not use it without permission). I met Debra three years before, when I went to Walden to work with his late husband Brad, a great Thoreau scholar. Once we spent hours tracking this quotation: "Some men go fishing all their lives without ever realizing it's not fish they are after." We concluded that Thoreau never wrote it, but si non è vero...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Robin / petirrojo / txantxangorri

O the evening robin, at the end of a New England summer day! If I could ever find the twig he sits upon! I mean he; I mean the twig.

Aurkituko banu
adarra bera

¡El petirrojo vespertino, al final de un día de verano en Nueva Inglaterra! ¡Si pudiera encontrar la rama donde se posa! Me refiero a él; me refiero a la rama.

Henry David Thoreau
Walden (Spring)

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