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By means of Henry S. Whitehead, Hugh Walpole, H.G. Wells, Lord Dunsany, William Irish, John Collier, M.R. James, Ambrose Bierce , Elizabeth Bowen, Ray Bradbury, John Metcalfe, H.R. Wakefield, John Buchan, Alfred Hitchcock

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Eugenio Florit t r a n s l a t o r ’ s n o t e Any attempt to present the work of a foreign poet in English raises the objection that poetry can not be translated. In the larger sense this is of course true. One can never capture the precise resonance which a subtle interplay of sound and mean­ ing creates in the poet’s own language. The poet here translated, Juan Ramon Jim6nez, is a fine musician and he writes in a lan­ guage which has great poetic assets. Spanish is richer in feminine endings than is English; likewise words ripple with many sylla­ bles whose counterparts in the latter tongue are monosyllabic and abrupt.

God with you . . ” You happy and blossoming village, You will go on filling with sunshine, With white smoke, with blue smoke, W ith bells and with idyls. All will move toward midday In peace and love . . in the pine trees c o u n t r y ) 14 A bird will be singing . . and everything W ill be yellow and silent. E l valle /1903-190$ Among the clouds the moon is A shepherdess of silver Who, through pathways of stars, Drives her white gleaming flocks. The sky offers her blue lagoons And smooth-worn cattlepaths Full of snowy rosebushes And secluded cottages.

Ah if this world were but always A perfumed evening, I would lift it to the skies In the chalice of my soul! Rimes/1900-1902 AUTUMN ARIA River of crystal, sleeping And enchanted: sweet valley, Sweet shores of white elm trees And of green willows. There is a dream and a heart In the valley: it dreams and it knows How to grant with its dreams a languid Sound of flutes and ballads. 6 Enchanted river, the sleepy Branches of the willows, Trailing in the eddies, Kiss the clear crystals. And the sky is placid and soft, A low floating sky Which with mists of silver Caresses trees and waters.

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