Comes the River under the Rain

Homero Aridjis

Comes the river under the rain


passes among trees

each drop opens it


beautiful lightning

points out the course of its waters


its immensity is intimate


heavily it moves

toward the city

end goes on without leaving


it alone is divine




Aridjis, Homero. “Comes the River under the Rain.” Trans. W. S. Merwin. Los espacios azules: Blue Spaces. Ed. Kenneth Rexroth. New York: The Seabury Press, 1974. p. 65.

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