Rhythms: “Del Sueño /Of the Dream” by Rafael Jesús González* 

 

 

 

Del sueño

La vida, dijo el viejo,

es solamente un sueño.

Tal vez pero en ese sueño son

nuestros más grandes inventos:

          los dioses y la justicia.

 

Lejos, lejos somos 

de perfeccionar a nuestros dioses

          y lograr la justicia.

 

Para eso es preciso despertar

          y despertando,

                       ama

   © Rafael Jesús González 2020

 

Of the Dream

Life, said the old man,

is only a dream.

Perhaps but in that dream are

our greatest inventions:

            the gods & justice.

 

Far, far are we

from perfecting our gods

            & achieving justice.

 

For that we must awake

          & awakening,

                  love.

   © Rafael Jesús González 2020

 

* Rafael Jesús González, Poet Laureate, City of Berkeley, CA, P. O. Box 5638 
Berkeley, CA 94705.     rjgonzalez@mindspring.com

http://rjgonzalez.blogspot.com/

Born and raised on the U.S./Mexican border, El Paso, TX/Cd. Juárez, Chih, González  grew up bilingual, bi-cultural, heir to two muses speaking Spanish and English. Consequently almost all his work are single pieces in the two tongues, Spanish and English, neither one the translation of the other.