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THE PEARL FISHERMAN

THE PEARL FISHERMAN

This evening and part of the night
I sank again into the dense sea
Where we beings and things float.
I descended for pearls to show to men
Who fear even the risk of the border.
This evening and part of the night
I was amidst that silence, in that deepness
Where the most infinite pleasure would be dissolving
And I knew that on all roads
There are monsters for those who fear them.
Swimming I arrived where there is no love or hatred,
You simply float over an eternal present
And everything you regard is your contemporary::
Nothing else is carried by the tides.
I took this pearl and now offer it to you.
But when I have wanted to return,
I saw no man on the border.
I didn’t see the border. All is the sea.
Those who fear the border
Do not know they are walking on the sea.



Poem THE PEARL FISHERMAN - Luis Benitez