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
txantxangorriarena!

¡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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