Translation of “Lo Fatal” by Rubén Darío
September 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
To René Pérez
Prosperous is the tree that feels little,
and more so, the stone that no longer feels,
for there is no pain greater than living,
or sorrow greater than the conscious life.
To be, knowing nothing and no true path,
and the fear of past and future terror…
and the sure horror of tomorrow’s death,
and to suffer through life and darkness and
that which we do not know and hardly sense,
and flesh tempting with its fresh abundance,
and grave waiting with funeral bouquets,
and not knowing where we will go,
nor from where we came!